Grape Jelly

READY IN: 32mins
YIELD: 6 pints


  • 5
    cups grape juice (about 3 1/2 pounds of ripe grapes)
  • 1
    (1 3/4 ounce) box of sure-jel pectin
  • 7
    cups sugar


  • First make the grape juice using clean washed grapes.
  • To 3 1/2 pounds of clean grapes add 1 1/2 cups water.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 10 minutes.
  • Strain and squeeze out all of the juice with a jelly cloth, or whatever means you have.
  • In a very big pan, put 5 cups of the juice.
  • Add the fruit pectin to the juice.
  • Mix well.
  • On high heat, bring to a full rolling boil, and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in sugar all at once, and bring back to a full rolling boil, again boil hard for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, skim off foam and pour into hot jars.
  • If using paraffin, pour hot paraffin in on top of jelly.
  • Or seal with canning lids.