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Want to know how to make grape juice? If you’re tired of store-bought grape juice, this tutorial will show you how to make the real deal from real grapes!

How to Make Grape Juice

It is not the most exciting of tasks to squeeze and strain grapes for grape juice. I don’t like it and chances are you do not either. I was so ecstatic when someone informed me of a quicker and easier method to get the job done. You’re going to love this simple method.

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Begin by washing and completely sterilizing all of your canned jars, rings, and lids. Then you will want to fill your pot midway with water for it to reach the boiling point. Simultaneously, fill another pot with water to also boil. The second pot of water will be added to the jars.

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How to Make Grape Juice | Homesteading Guide

How To Make Grape Juice

  1. Wash your grapes and remove any of the stems or visibly damaged fruits.
  2. Mash grapes with a potato masher, then place in a pot to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Strain grapes through a strainer and cheese cloth and allow to drain, separating juice from membrane & skin.
  4. Add 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of grapes
  5. Measure about 1 cup of grapes and 1 cup of sugar for each quart jar you make. Add the sugar and grapes to your jars.
  6. Can your grape juice (Use this canning guide)
  7. Remove from canner and let sit for 25-30 minutes
  8. You now have grape juice concentrate. Mix 1 jar with into 1 pitcher of water to serve.

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And there you have it, know you know how to make delicious homemade grape juice!

You may also use this method with various other fruits, it all works the same way. It might be more effort, but when you taste the natural freshness, you’ll be happy you made it yourself!

Check out this video below from YourProduceGuy for further assistance.

Are you going to try making your own grape juice today? Let us know below in the comments!

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