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I have been helping my Mom can or preserve food since I was a little girl, and I bet a lot of you grew up helping your Moms as well. Recently I have found a new love for this and have jumped back in knee-deep! Today I am sharing a super easy Grape Jelly Recipe my family has been using for years. Since I decided to jump right in, I had all my new items delivered right to my front door with my Walmart+ membership ($35 order min. Restrictions apply), which is saving me time and money! Honestly, this membership has spoiled me rotten…and I’m not complaining, lol!
This is a very simple recipe for canning jelly that my mom taught me using bottled grape juice. This is not only a family favorite, but it makes great gifts (hint: Mother’s Day) to friends and family that are inexpensive but made with love! *This is hot water bath canning simplified. This recipe only has 3 ingredients, takes about 30 minutes, and yields 4 half-pints.
For years I have used a Water Bath Canner that was my mother’s, but this year I decided to invest in my own. This Granite Ware Water Bath Canner is a popular pick at Walmart, so I decided on this one. I also decided to get this pressure canner while I was stocking up!
I also use these jars to store salads for lunch or yogurt and granola for an afternoon snack. These lids by Ball are lifesavers!
Easy Grape Jelly With Grape Juice
- 2 cups bottled unsweetened grape juice
- 3 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 (3 oz.) package of liquid pectin
- Combine grape juice and sugar in a large stock pot; bring it to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Stir in pectin; boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and skim off the white foam with a metal spoon.
- Pour hot jelly (quickly) into hot sterilized jars, leaving about 1/2 inch headspace (See all the needed accessories below).
- Wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids and bands. Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
- Allow the jelly to cool. Once opened it can be kept for a month in the refrigerator.
Sterilizing Jars & Lids Before Canning
Wash jars and lids in soapy water and rinse well. Put jars on a rack, covered with water in a water bath like this; boil for 10 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer. I put my lids and rims in another saucepan of simmering water until ready to use (not boiling). **Many people do this differently, but this is how we do it.
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