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concord grape jelly

Concord Grape Jelly

A delicious and tasty jelly with a wonderful grape flavor from fresh picked Concord Grapes.
Course Canning
Cuisine All-American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 1/2 pint jars
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 4 cups Concord grape juice
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 1 pouch liquid pectin Ball


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