Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

From The Southern Living Cookbook. A very simple jelly using bottled grape juice. Goes together in no time, so it's perfect for last minute gift ideas or beginning jelly makers. Uses hot water bath canning.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups bottled unsweetened grape juice
  • 3 12 cups sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package liquid pectin


  1. Combine grape juice and sugar in a large Dutch Oven; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Stir in pectin; boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat, and skim off foam with a metal spoon.
  4. Quickly pour hot jelly into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids and screw on bands. Process in boiling water bath 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

I made this jelly yesterday. I followed the directions exactly. After one minute of hard boiling, I checked the temp of the jelly and it was 220° which is the proper temp. So I skimmed the foam, processed in boiling canned bath for 5 minutes. But it still hasn't gelled properly. That's why I have it 4 stars instead of 5. Now my question is, will it continue to gel? I read somewhere it can take up to two weeks. I'm hoping that I didn't do something wrong and it just needs extra time to set properly. Oh, by the way, the process was easy, and the flavor is really good. So thank you for sharing. Once I find out if it gelled properly, I'll update my rating to 5 stars, as this recipe is a keeper!

Anonymous July 03, 2016

Temporarily turned my teeth blue, though I believe that the stains on one's character are permanent. Excellent jelly!

gailanng August 05, 2014

Great jelly recipe for first timers or seasoned jelly makers. Great taste as well.

Maryland Jim July 01, 2013

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