Frankly, I have never gathered the courage to make grape jelly. I ran across a recipe in my solid stand-by, Joy of Cooking, for grape pie. Making it is a bit more labor intensive than apple; it involves peeling the grapes (maybe this is also part of grape jelly, not sure), then cooking and mashing the insides and pressing through a strainer to de-seed. But the ingredients are very basic, when lets the full concord grape flavor shine through.
The outcome is just incredible. The most luscious, grape-y flavor you can imagine! With a dollop of vanilla ice cream - perfection! There are quite a few recipes out there on the internet:
- This one looks similar to the one I made, on All Recipes.com
- And here's one on Saveur
- Martha Stewart has one also