Pressure Cooker Grape Jelly

Elevate this lunchbox staple to a gourmet treat by making it yourself with a pressure cooker.

Makes: 5Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 5


  • 2 lb. Concord grapes, washed, sorted, and stems removed
  • 1 1⁄2 lb. red grapes, washed, sorted, and stems removed
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 6 oz. liquid pectin
  • 7 cups sugar


  • Place grapes in a pressure cooker and crush with a potato masher. Add water. Lock on the lid and bring to low pressure. Maintain for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow pressure to release naturally.
  • Remove the lid and strain juice through a fine mesh strainer lined with 2 pieces of damp cheesecloth. Stir in the sugar. Return pressure cooker to the stove and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in pectin, and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat, and skim off foam.
  • Ladle into hot, sterilized glass containers, leaving 1 inch of headspace. Seal. Let cool at room temperature for 24 hours, then refrigerate for up to 5 weeks or freeze for up to 8 months.