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New to canning

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jewel460 | | Feb 24, 2011 07:25 AM

So I'm thinking about starting canning this summer as a way to eat local unseasonal foods when it's cold out. I've decided to get a pressure canner (any suggestions about which model?). I started looking at recipes and I'm having trouble finding what I want. I'm looking to can without the use of processed sugar and without commerical pectin. I'm hoping to use juice concentrate or stevia, etc for a natural sweetener and I'm open to adding some apple (or whatever fruits are naturally high in pectin) to avoid the boxed stuff. I tried looking online and looking in some books for sugar and pectin free recipes, but I guess it's not so common! I've looked at some of the old posts here, but it seems most of them mention only eliminating either processed sugar or boxed pectin, not both. There's some mentions of making your own pectin from unripe apples. Do you think I could use apple juice concentrate for both sweetening and gelling? Do you guys have any recipes or tips for me?

Thanks!

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