This is a simple to prepare and healthful grape jelly recipe using grape juice to speed up the process.
5 cups grape juice (about 4-1/2 pounds of Concord grapes and 1/2 cup of water)
5 cups sugar
1 package RealFruit pectin
To prepare juice: Sort; wash; and remove stems from fully ripe grapes. Crush grapes; add water; cover; and bring to a boil on high heat. Reuce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Extract juice. (through sieve or cheese cloth)
To preven formation of tartrate crystals in the jelly, let juice stand in a cool place overnight, then strain throught several thicknesses of damp cheesecloth to remove crystals that have formed.
To make jelly:
Measure juice into a large sauce pot. Stir in pectin. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Add sugar; return to a rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Add sugar; return to a rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Skim foam if necessary. Pour into hot, sterilized jelly jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Adjust caps.
Process 5 minutes in boiling water bath.
Recipe makes 6 half pints.
A Byte of History
In 1923, Welche's Grape Jelly was introduced.
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