Canning Grape Juice With Whole Grapes

4 servings
35 min

This grape juice is so easy to make at home. You don't need any special juicer or other equipment. You will need water bath canner and basic canning supplies.

Normally when you make grape juice, you cook the grapes and press them to extract the juice. However, this easy recipe cooks the grape while you water bath the grapes. Then the juice infuses with the water.

You can use any seedless grape. I used purple table grapes and cotton candy grapes. The cotton candy grapes made really good juice!

After you process the jars, let them sit for several weeks to develop the flavor. Then strain out the solid grapes and enjoy!

Canning Grape Juice With Whole Grapes
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia or 1/4 cup Splenda)
  • Boiling water

Wash your jars and canning equipment. Place clean jars in your water bath canner. Fill each jar full of water and fill the canner with water to the top of the jars. Turn the heat on and let the jars warm.
Meanwhile, wash the grapes and remove any stems or bad pieces of fruit. Place a pan of water on the stove and bring to a boil.
When the jars are hot, use the jar lifters to carefully dump the jars and place on the counter.
Add 1 cup of grapes and 1/4 cup sugar to each jar. Then cover with hot water. Use your bubble popper to remove bubbles and then wipe the rims clean. Place the lid and ring on the jar and tighten.
Place the jars back in the water bath. Add water to cover by 1 to 2 inches. Let the water come to a full boil and boil for 20 minutes.
When 20 minutes is up, turn off the heat and remove the lid. Let the jars cool for about 5 minutes. Then use the jar lifters to remove the jars and set on a towel or heat proof surface for 24 hours or until cool.
After 24 hours, check the seals and reprocess if needed. Then wipe off the jars and label them.
  • This is for one quart of grape juice. You can make several jars at once.
  • Reduce the sugar if desired.
Cari @ Homesteading in Ohio
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