Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Grape Jelly, oh so good

The other day, while up at Bert's, I picked a small box of grapes and decided to make grape jelly out of them. Never having made grape jelly in my life (I have made crabapple jelly), I remembered a site I had seen awhile ago, hoping they had a jelly recipe. I am so impressed with Paul Noll's site for canning. Him and his wife have canned almost 5000 jars of everything you can imagine! I used their recipe for grape jelly and it came out excellent. The colour is a bit lighter than what I've bought in the store but I do think it's quite pretty. The jelly is extremely clear and tastes great!

The direct link for the jelly recipe is here. With their recipe I made exactly five pints of jelly. I used my new steamer to prepare the juice and it was so quick and easy, much better than the old jelly bag method, you don't even remove the stems from the grapes! I can't believe how much juice comes from the fruit! One batch of grapes yielded two batches of jelly for a total of 10 pints. There's very little waiting time and you make the jelly as soon as the steamer is finished. I think I'll dig up my jelly bags and toss 'em right now!


Anonymous said...

Oh, Yum! Lovely color!

Send your jelly bags to me. =)

What is a jelly bag?

BTW, you are awesome to even be thinking about my silly Oblivion issue! lol! Thank you for the information - I have tried that, but I went ahead and tried it again. Didn't work...oh well...but thank you!!

Mom said...

Hi Kansas..
It looks nice and clear and very pretty. That recipe is a keeper. Do they make jelly from the green grapes?? I would like try it. We have so many green grapes. (Not without the steamer) :) it sounds so much easier your way. These days I like the easy way. Can't wait to try it. Miss ya lots.

Love ya!

Dora Renee' Wilkerson said...

Grape Jelly is my favorite!

Dora Renee' Wilkerson

Darcy said...

So pretty! My kids would love it. Grape jelly is their favorite followed closely by strawberry jam. The strawberry jam I do can on my own but have never had the opportunity to try making grape jelly.

DaviMack said...

Beautiful color! I think that you got it because you used the steam method, rather than grinding up the skins, as I believe the commercial outfits end up doing when they press. Just a guess. :)

Anonymous said...


I can see that I'm going to have to make a trip over and do some shopping..Your grape jelly looks fantastic and it is also my favourite. PatV