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concord grape jelly
Concord Grape Jelly
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A delicious and tasty jelly with a wonderful grape flavor from fresh picked Concord Grapes.

Course: Canning
Cuisine: All-American
Servings: 4 1/2 pint jars
  • 4 cups Concord grape juice
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 1 pouch liquid pectin Ball
  1. Put grape juice in a large saucepan. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in liquid pectin. Return to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Ladle hot jelly into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Adjust two-piece caps. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner.

  2. How to Make Juice for Jelly from soft fruits such as Grapes.

  3. Select top quality fresh picked fruit, if available. Wash and stem fruit. Place grapes in a large saucepan. Slightly crush fruit using a potato masher, add a pinch of salt.

  4. Add a pinch of salt and 1/4 cup water for each quart prepared is an optional step. I prefer not to add any water. 

  5. Cover; simmer until fruit is soft. Strain mixture through a damp jelly bag or several layers of cheesecloth to extract juice. Juice may be used fresh, canned or frozen for later use.