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13 Best Recipes With Grape Jelly

These recipes with grape jelly go way beyond PB&J sandwiches.

From meatballs and pulled pork to donuts and cookies, they’re super versatile and crazy delicious.

Homemade Meatballs with Grape Jelly and Herbs
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We all have a jar of grape jelly floating around somewhere. So if you’re looking for ways to use it up, you’ve come to the right place.

Because sure, you could just make some sandwiches and call it a day.

But why not go all out with a pot of salty little smokies? Or better yet, a big old cheesecake?

Trust me, these recipes with grape jelly are well worth the extra effort.

13 Easy Grape Jelly Recipes (Sweet and Savory)

1. Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Pork Tenderloin

Pulled pork is impossibly easy to make.

Provided you have the right cut of meat (something with fat marbling) and a slow cooker, it’ll be fork-tender and delicious every single time.

Of course, there are things you can do to make it extra special. Like adding grape jelly to the mix!

Not only will the flavors infuse into the pork, but you’ll be left with a heavenly sticky glaze at the end. Yum!

2. Crockpot Meatballs with Grape Jelly Sauce

Meatballs and grapes may sound like an odd pairing, but if you like sweet and salty foods, you’ll love this one.

You’ll slow-cook the meatballs in a mix of grape jelly and chili sauce. When they’re done, they’ll be tender and scrumptious.

Serve them with roasted potatoes or rice for a complete meal. Or pop some toothpicks in the top and serve them as tasty appetizers.

3. Ritz Cracker Grape Jelly Icebox Cake

Ritz crackers are way more versatile than you think. So instead of just throwing them on a dip plate, why not make this icebox cake?

Excellent for non-bakers, icebox cakes couldn’t be easier to make. Just layer the crackers with frosting or whipped cream and leave it to set.

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In this case, you’ll whip cream with grape jelly so it’s bright, lightly colored, and super fruity.

Pretty neat, huh?

4. Concord Jelly Sandwich Donuts

These aren’t ordinary grape jelly donuts, folks.

Instead, this recipe takes a jelly sandwich, coats it in batter, and deep-fries it to golden perfection.

It’s a stroke of genius!

With this little technique, your sandwich will get a nice crunch on the outside.

They taste just like donuts but don’t require you to make dough from scratch.

5. Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Pop Tarts

This recipe for PB&J pop tarts combines two childhood favorites into one sensational treat.

Filled with grape jelly and drizzled with a creamy peanut butter glaze, it’s super rich and way more decadent than a sandwich.

Keep in mind, though, this recipe isn’t for newbies.

To make the homemade pop tart dough, you’ll need to knead, roll, and proof it – a process that requires some time and effort.

But if you’re up for a challenge, by all means, give it a shot!

6. Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake

If you’re bored with the usual cheesecake flavors, give this epic recipe a whirl.

Rich, creamy, and silky peanut butter cheesecake topped with smooth grape jelly is just as luxurious as it sounds.

You’ll add a mix of chopped peanut butter cups and peanuts on top for good measure, too!

7. Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Little Smokies

Have you ever tried cooking smokies in grape jelly? Trust me, it’ll blow you away!

As the name suggests, little smokies have a beautiful smoky and savory flavor. And the grape jelly is a fabulous sweet contrast.

It’s the kind of unique party appetizer your guests will rave about.

8. Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Chicken Wings

As much as I love buffalo chicken wings, these grape jelly wings are just as addictive.

Thanks to the slow cooker, they’re wonderfully sweet and savory and a breeze to make.

Oh, and there’s also a generous helping of chili sauce, so they pack quite a flavor punch!

9. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sugared Buns

Incredibly soft and pillowy, these buns burst with sweet peanut butter and grape jelly!

They’re also sprinkled with sugar, giving them a nice crunch on the outside.

And did I mention the grape jelly glaze? To say they’re scrumptious and ridiculously addictive is an understatement.

While the recipe is a bit complicated, the finished product is absolutely worth it.

10. Peanut Butter and Jelly Rolls

This recipe takes already-delicious cinnamon rolls to the next level!

Filled with grape jelly and frosted with peanut butter icing, it’s a million times more delectable than plain old cinnamon.

Like the previous recipe, this one requires you to make dough from scratch. But I promise it’s nothing you can’t handle.

This is a great place to start if you’re ready to kick off your bread-making journey.

11. Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes

Any day that starts with peanut butter and jelly pancakes is a good day!

And these aren’t just pancakes topped with peanut butter and jelly, either. Instead, you’ll add peanut butter right into the batter for maximum nutty goodness.

They’re then drizzled with a grape jelly-infused syrup to round out the PB&J flavor.

Finish them off with more peanut butter chips for extra oomph, and dig in!

12. Peanut Butter & Jelly Freezer Fudge

Tired of the usual chocolate-flavored fudge? This recipe for peanut butter and grape jelly has your name on it.

With just four ingredients, you can create a special fudge with an even more special flavor.

The hardest part here is waiting for the fudge to freeze! But don’t worry, it only takes 30 minutes.

13. Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies with a surprise grape jelly filling? I’ll take a baker’s dozen, please!

While these cookies have a superb flavor, it’s the texture that does it for me. 

They start off crisp and chewy. But once you bite into it, the ooey-gooey grape jelly slowly oozes out, creating the most sensational, tastebud-tickling textural variety.

The best part? These cookies will be ready in just 30 minutes.

13 Best Ways to Cook with Grape Jelly

These recipes with grape jelly go way beyond PB&J sandwiches. From meatballs and pulled pork to donuts and cheesecake, they’re versatile and delicious.


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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