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

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

I made a batch of this and it turned out perfectly. My daughter takes a little container of this jelly and peanut butter with her cheese spreader to school, it works perfectly on crackers and bread .I am going to try and use other juices to see how that turns out. I love canning recipes!!!!

Mommy Suppenbach February 11, 2010