Got a bounty of Concord grapes? Put 'em to good use by making this better-than-store-bought jelly that keeps conveniently in your freezer!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 80 servings
2 cups prepared juice (buy about 1-1/2 lb. fully ripe Concord grapes)
2/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp. water, divided
4 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
1 pouch CERTO Fruit Pectin
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Let's Make It
Rinse clean plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.
Stem and crush grapes thoroughly, 1 layer at a time. Place in large saucepan; add 2/3 cup water. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on low heat 15 min., stirring occasionally. Place 3 layers of damp cheesecloth or jelly bag in large bowl. Pour prepared fruit into cheesecloth. Tie cheesecloth closed; hang and let drip into bowl until dripping stops. Press gently. Measure exactly 2 cups juice into large bowl. Stir in sugar. Let stand 10 min., stirring occasionally.
Mix remaining 2 Tbsp. water and the pectin in small bowl. Add to juice mixture; stir 3 min. or until sugar is dissolved and no longer grainy. (A few sugar crystals may remain.)
Fill all containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Jelly is now ready to use. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator before using.
Make it Easy
Omit 2/3 cup of the water and substitute 2 cups purchased grape juice for the prepared grape juice.
Jam or Jelly Didn't Set?
Every once in a while, you may find that your jam does not set the way you expected. If your efforts resulted in a runny batch, try our Remake Directions to improve your finished jam. If your jam still doesn't set, you can always use it as a glaze or syrup.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 11g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes about 5 (1-cup) containers or 80 servings, 1 Tbsp. each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.