Homemade Concord Grape Juice
Homemade Concord Grape Juice is a delicious, antioxidant-rich beverage.
  • 4 lbs Concord grapes (weighed after you remove the stems; see Note)
  1. Put the grapes in a heavy-bottomed, lidded 5-quart pot and mash them with a potato masher. Cover the pot, bring to a boil over medium heat, and then turn heat down slightly and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat off and cool to room temperature (this will take a couple hours). Strain the juice through a cheesecloth-lined sieve fitted over a bowl to catch the liquid; gently wring the cheesecloth to extract as much liquid as possible (wear food-safe gloves if possible, as grape juice will stain your hands and take a few days to wear off…and yes, I’m speaking from experience, lol!).
  3. Transfer to glass bottles and store in the fridge; shake before serving.
I read about the method for making homemade grape juice on Simply Recipes.

Washing and Weighing: Wash the grapes before you de-stem them, but weigh them after.

Diluting the Juice and Sweetness Level: The resulting grape juice is very thick and rich; you can dilute it with water if you like, but I prefer drinking a small quantity of undiluted juice. Also, I used very sweet grapes and the juice didn’t need any sugar; if your grapes aren’t quite as sweet, add sugar to taste.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaic™ at https://www.anediblemosaic.com/concord-grape-juice/