+
martak | Mar 8, 201102:29 PM     53

Hello,

I made my first batches of strawberry jam in the fall. I still have some jars left. The person who showed me what to do told me that filling the sterilized jars, sealing them, and turning them upside down until they were cool would be enough to create a good seal. So I made them that way.

Since then, I haven't heard of anyone else doing this and now I'm afraid that they aren't safe to eat. I've already been through several jars just fine but I'm worried about the others. Is it possible to boil the jars now without opening up the jars, reboiling the jam, and putting them into newly sterilized jars? I made them with about half the sugar since the strawberries were so sweet and the juice of about half to a full lemon per batch.

Are they fine? Should I store them in the fridge? Please help!

For future reference, if I use less sugar, what would the boiling time be for the filled jars?

Thanks!

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

Anthony Bourdain's Chef's Knife, Records & Other Belongings to Be Auctioned
Food Trends

Anthony Bourdain's Chef's Knife, Records & Other Belongings to Be Auctioned

by David Watsky | Nearly 200 items personally accrued by the late Anthony Bourdain will go to auction next month including...

The Trader Joe's Lunchbox Staple This Cookbook Author & Mom Keeps on Hand
Food Trends

The Trader Joe's Lunchbox Staple This Cookbook Author & Mom Keeps on Hand

by David Watsky | School lunches for young ones can start to feel like mission impossible after a while. On the one...

Get Cozy with These 15 Creamy Mushroom Recipes (No Can Opener Required)
Recipe Round-Ups

Get Cozy with These 15 Creamy Mushroom Recipes (No Can Opener Required)

by Chowhound Editors | Cream and mushrooms are a magical combo, and these creamy mushroom recipes celebrate it in all its...

A Guide to Sage, Our Favorite Fall Herb
Guides

A Guide to Sage, Our Favorite Fall Herb

by Jen Wheeler | Here's everything you need to know about sage, our favorite fall herb. When it comes to the savory...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.