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A jar of scuppernog jelly with a biscuit on a plate.

How To Make Scuppernong Jelly

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Scuppernong Jelly is a Southern treat when you have the pick of wild Muscadine grapes. If you can't find Muscadine grapes you can use any grape you can buy in the store to make this homemade grape jelly recipe.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Hot Water Bath 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Condiment, DIY
Cuisine American
Servings 6 half pints
Calories 992 kcal


  • 6 to 6 ½ lbs ripe scuppernong grapes
  • 1 cup of water
  • 5 ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 oz pouch SureJel Liquid Pectin
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  • Wash the grapes under cold running water and remove any stems or leaves.
  • Place the grapes in a 6 quart or larger pot and add the water. On high heat bring the grapes to a boil.
  • Boil stirring constantly for 20 minutes or until the skins have slipped and most of the seeds have been released from the pulp. Use a metal potato mashers to help things along.
  • After 20 minutes and the skins have softened remove from the heat. Use the potato masher to mash any remaining grapes and to help the pulp to release the grape juice.
  • Line a large wire mesh strainer with a triple layer of cheesecloth or with a large lint-free flour sack towel, or a jelly bag.
  • Carefully pour the hot pot of muscadine grape into the cheesecloth or flour sack, or jelly bag.
  • Allow the juice to slowly drain for at least an hour. Once you have 3 ⅔ cups of juice discard the solids.
  • Combine the scuppernong grape juice, sugar and lemon juice in a large 6 to 8-quart pot to prevent over boiling.
  • Heat on medium-high and occasionally stir until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat to high and bring to a hard boil.
  • Once the scuppernong juice has reached a hard boil that can not be stirred down add the pouch of liquid pectin.
  • Stir to combine and return to a hard boil. Boil for one minute exactly.
  • Carefully remove the hot pot from the heat and use a spoon remove all of the foam that has settled on the top of the jelly. Discard the foam.
  • Fill hot jelly jars with hot jelly leaving a ¼ inch headspace. Wipe jar rim with a damp paper towel.
  • Place a flat lid on the jar and apply the band to fingertip tight.
  • Process filled the jars in a hot water bath canner for 10 minutes. Turn off heat. Cool 5 minutes then remove the jars from the canner.
  • Check for a proper seal after and hour.
  • Place the jars on a towel and allow to cool overnight before labeling and storing.




Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 992kcal | Carbohydrates: 252g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 1006mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 183g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 1mg
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