How Do You Make Quick Grape Jelly?


Quick Answer

Bring 4 cups of grape juice to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisk in 1 tablespoon of pectin, and simmer for three minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, stir in 2 cups of sugar, stir and simmer until the sugar dissolves, and pour the jelly into clean jars.

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Refrigerate the grape jelly after it cools. To make jelly with fresh grapes, bring 4 1/2 cups of stemmed Concord grapes, 1/2 cup of water and 1 chopped Granny Smith apple to a simmer. Continue to simmer until the mixture becomes juicy. After the mixture reaches the proper consistency, strain it through a fine sieve.

Combine 3 cups of the strained juice with 2 1/4 cups of sugar, and cook the mixture until it is 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from heat, and pour the mixture into sterilized canning jars. Place the lidded jars in a pan of boiling water for five minutes. Refrigerate any jars that fail to seal.

Another option is to mix 5 cups of Concord grape juice, 1/2 teaspoon of butter and 1 box of fruit pectin together in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Stir in 7 cups of sugar, and boil the mixture for one minute. Remove from heat, ladle into sterilized jars, and process the jars for five minutes in a boiling-water canner.

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