There’s Nothing Like a PB&J With Homemade Grape Jelly!

Take your PB&J to the next level with this homemade grape jelly recipe!


  • 5 pounds of red grapes 
  • 4 cups of sugar
  • Water to cover
  • 1+1/4 of a box of no-sugar needed pectin


  1. Wash the grapes and put some of them into a large bowl so they make one layer. Use a potato masher to mash the grapes and then put them into a large pot that’s either ceramic, stainless steel, or metal with an enamel coating. Repeat for the remaining grapes.
  2. Pour water into the pot until the grapes are only slightly covered, and then turn the heat on medium-high and bring to a boil. 
  3. Stir often and once it’s boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes. 
  4. Line a strainer with a cheesecloth, put it over a bowl, and pour the mixture into it. Let it strain overnight or at least for 30-60 minutes. 
  5. Add the pectin to 1/2 cup of sugar and mix. 
  6. Pour the strained mixture back into the stockpot, add the pectin mixture, heat over medium-high until it just starts to boil. 
  7. Then, put the rest of the sugar in, bring it a boil, and let it boil for 1 minute. Test it by filling a cold spoon with the jelly, let it sit for a few minutes, and if you turn it and you see it’s thickened, you can fill sterilized jars with it and enjoy!