Grape Jelly

22 Oct

Grape Jelly

My grapevine went crazy this year and I had the most delicious concord grapes .

I gave a ton away, ate too many, and then decided to make jelly

This is the first time and it came out good.

The consistency was a little loose but the taste is delicious.

4 cups of concord grapes

6 1/4 cups sugar

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

One three ounce pouch of liquid pectin

Wash and take all the grapes off the stems

Place in a 8 quart pan

Slowly bring the grapes with a 1/2 cup of water to a simmer then smash down the grapes.

The liquid will start to come out of the grapes as they heat up

Stir often so nothing burns

Simmer for about 20 minutes

In batches, strain the grapes to remove all the skins and seeds.

This takes a little time because it is hot.

You should have 4 cups of liquid

Add the sugar and lemon juice

If you don’t have enough liquid add some 100% grape juice to make 4 cups.

If you have too much juice put it on the side and make your own juice for later

Bring the juice to a full boil till it bubbles.

Pour the pectin in the juice and stir till all the bubbles form again and they can’t be stirred down.

Take off the heat and skim off all the foam

Place in sterilized ball jars

Wait till the jelly is cool then put the caps on and refrgerate.

This  is good for about a month

You can can it but I have never been very successful so I just refrigerate everything.

The taste is unbelievable

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