Do you love jelly on your toast? Maybe you use it in your savory recipes too? Check out how you can make homemade canned grape jelly.
You really just need a few ingredients to make canned grape jelly. To start, you need grape juice, So this requires you to take concord grapes (off the vine), washed in cool water to clean and squish them. Process them in food mill, electric or by hand to squish. My stand mixer has an attachment and it was pretty quick to make juice,
Once you have run the grapes through the mill, you will want to strain them through cheese cloth. We used fruit press bag as that is what we had and we wanted some pulp in our juice. If you don’t want pulp, use a cheese cloth.
canned grape jelly
What you’ll need:
5 cups grape juice
1 1/2 cups water
7 cups sugar
1 packet pectin
12 – 4 ounce jelly jars with seals and bands
In a large pan, add the 5 cups grape juice, water, sugar and pectin and stir. Simmer on medium heat. Bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
Ladle the jelly into the jars using the canning funnel (keep the jars clean) Seal the jars with seals and bands. Allow the jars to cool. They should set and seal.
These will make great gifts for the holidays and housewarming parties.
This recipe makes about 12 – 4 ounce jelly jars.
Be sure to label and date your jars!