Home Made Grape Jelly
|Fruit pectin||1 Packet (powdered)|
|Grape juice||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar||3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)|
1. Stir powdered pectin into grape juice and water in a 2-quart oven-proof glass mixing bowl/pitcher. Cover with plastic wrap. Cook in microwave oven 8 to 10 minutes at HIGH, or until bubbles appear at edges of bowl; stir well after 3 minutes.
2. Add sugar gradually, mixing well. Cook covered in microwave oven 6 to 7 minutes at HIGH, or until mixture has boiled at least 1 minute. Stir well.
3. Skim off foam with metal spoon. Pour jelly into hot sterilized glasses or jars; cover. Cool. Store in refrigerator.
4. If desired, seal jelly with paraffin. Melt paraffin over hot water in a double boiler set over low heat. Never melt paraffin over direct heat or in microwave oven. Pour enough melted paraffin on top of jelly to make a layer about 1/8 inch thick. Tilt to seal to edge of glass. Cool, then cover. Store at room temperature if desired.