How do I make and can Grape Jam

Making grape jam is a simple process that can be done at home with just a few ingredients and tools. Here is a step-by-step guide to making and canning grape jam:


  • 4 cups of fresh grapes, washed and stemmed
  • 4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 package of pectin
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • Canning jars with lids and bands


  1. Sterilize your canning jars by boiling them in water for at least 10 minutes. Keep them hot until ready to use.

  2. Crush the grapes using a potato masher or a food processor. You should have about 2 cups of crushed grapes.

  3. Combine the crushed grapes, sugar, and lemon juice in a large pot. Mix well and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.

  4. Add the pectin to the grape mixture and stir well.

  5. Place the pot on the stove over high heat and bring the mixture to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.

  6. Boil the mixture for one minute, then remove from heat.

  7. Ladle the hot jam into the hot canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace at the top of each jar.

  8. Wipe the rims of the jars with a clean, damp cloth, then place the lids on top of the jars and screw on the bands.

  9. Process the jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

  10. Remove the jars from the water and let them cool on a towel for 24 hours.

  11. Check the seals on the jars by pressing down on the center of each lid. If the lid pops back up, the jar is not properly sealed and should be refrigerated and used within a few weeks.

  12. Label the jars with the date and store them in a cool, dry place for up to a year.

Enjoy your homemade grape jam on toast, biscuits, or use it as a topping for ice cream or yogurt!

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