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Storing homemade preserves?

Bazel | Jul 2, 2011 06:05 PM

I have just made my first ever two batches of preserves; blueberry and strawberry, since the fruit was on sale and too cheap not to try. Question is - how do I store them? I have preserved them in a water bath following the recipes instruction and they are now cooling on the counter.

My concern is that we live in a desert city and our house is typically around 84-85 degrees during the day. Is this too hot for homemade preserves, should I "store" them in the fridge?

Thanks,

Bz

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