Easy Grape Juice

Grapes are perhaps one of the easiest fruit crops to grow.  Once established they are easy to maintain with occasional training of vines and seasonal trimming.   It takes newly planted grapes about three years to produce their first good crop.  Not only are they easy to grow, they are also easy to preserve.


By far the simplest recipe for preserving grapes is to make grape juice.  To make a simple grape juice all you need is grapes, sugar, and water.

Canned Grape Juice
makes three quart jars (Can be adapted for any amount of grapes)
3 cups whole grapes, off the vine
2 cup sugar
10 cups water

Directions:

  1. Sterilize your jars and lids.
  2. Stem, wash, and drain grapes.
  3. Prepare a syrup by combining the sugar and water and bringing it to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Add 1 cup of grapes to each quart jar. Ladle cooled syrup into jars, being sure to release the air bubbles, until there’s 1 inch headspace.
  5. Wipe the rims and seal the jar.
  6. Process in a pressure canner 10 lbs. for twenty-five minutes (start counting once the pressure is reached).