Home Cooking

Mason Jars: To boil or not to boil


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Home Cooking 3

Mason Jars: To boil or not to boil

twoleggedpeach | Nov 17, 2012 05:34 AM

Greetings from Texas!

I'd like to make some holiday treats using mason jars, and I'm wondering if the jars have to be boiled first. Any thoughts?

To be more specific, I'd like to try two things. First, I'd like to layer cupcakes pieces and icing in jars. Second, I'd like to try baking cupcakes inside the jars.

I've seen several pictures of both, but none of the instructions explain if boiling the jars is necessary. Of course, I'll wash them; I just don't know if I need to boil them.

Thank you!

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound