Saucy Sunday – Grape Jelly

A long time friend asked if I would post my grape jelly recipe.

So here ya go!

I didn’t take pictures as I was making this, so there won’t be any before pictures, only the after.

This grape jelly is made from commercially sold grape juice. I have used it for years.

It comes from a recipe book I picked up in the 80’s.


The ingredients are…..

        3     cups grape juice (be sure to get a good quality juice)

3 1/2     cups sugar (even though the juice is presweetened)

         1    box powdered pectin

According to the recipe, it makes 4 eight ounce jars. But I ended up with 6 eight ounce jars. So wash a couple extra, just in case.


Mix together grape juice and pectin. Over high heat, quickly bring mixture to a hard boil, stirring occasionally.

At once, add sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil (a boil that cannot be stirred down). Boil hard one minute, stirring constantly.

Or else, it will boil over!

Remove from heat, skim off foam.

Pour into sterilized eight ounce jelly jars. Fill to within 1/2″ of top.

Wipe rim of jar and top with cap and firmly tight screw band.

Process in boiling water bath for five minutes.

After five minutes in water bath, turn off heat and remove jars from water and sit in a draft free area till completely cooled.

Before storing, make sure all jars are sealed.

If one is not sealed, store in refrigerator.


If you have fresh grapes to make into jelly here are a couple of links with directions……

from Tipper

and Janet.

Here’s hoping your jars all ping or pop, confirming a good seal!


7 comments on “Saucy Sunday – Grape Jelly

  1. Grape jelly is my favorite because we always had grape jelly. It was a rare treat to get some strawberry jam or anything like cherry preserves.

    I spent one day restoring Patty’s computer. She clicked on an email she had sent that could not be delivered and was returned. She was curious as to why it wasn’t delivered and clicked on the notice. Well, it was a “worm” that locked her computer and wouldn’t let her do anything. When I got up the next day, she came out in her PJs and said, “My computer won’t come on.”

    I had to reformat the hard drive and return it to the factory, new, condition. She lost everything on the computer. I feel sorry for her as it takes a lot of time to put her things back on the computer that she had saved on an external hard drive. Beware folks. If you send an email and it comes back, you should not open it.

    I have not been able to get around much of late.

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