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Homemade Grape Jelly Recipe

A simple homemade grape jelly recipe, ideal for gift giving this holiday season!
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 8 ounce jars


  • 1 1/2 cups all natural grape juice
  • 1 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered fruit pectin


  1. Sterilize 2 8 ounce canning jars (I use the sterilize setting on my dishwasher).
  2. Combine juice in an 8-quart saucepan. Gradually stir in fruit pectin. Add butter.. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Add sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  4. Carefully ladle hot jelly into 2 8 ounce jars. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  5. Once cooled and set, refrigerate grape jelly or serve immediately.