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What if I didn't sterilize my canning jars?

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What if I didn't sterilize my canning jars?

kalisisrising | Aug 9, 2008 08:03 AM

I canned 12 jars of peaches yesterday and 8 more of peach pie filling. It's my first time and I'm not sure why, but I didn't actually sterilize my jars. I washed them with soap and water, but then just put in the fruit and water/pie filling and proceeded to can them up.

They all sealed just fine and I boiled them all for at least 20 minutes (the raw peaches 30 minutes).

Did I just do a lot of work for nothing? Is there any way to salvage this?

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