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Canning

Enjoy the flavors of summer all year long. Discuss canning techniques, recipes, equipment, and more with the Chowhound community.

What Is the Difference Between Jam and Jelly?

For as long as we’ve been eating fruit, people have been keen to find a way to preserve it in order to enjoy it year-long. The easiest way to accomplish this is by cooking fruit juice or pieces of fruit...

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Help! How do you can / jar blood sausage?

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by fr1p 1 year ago

Growing up overseas, I remember my mother buying blood sausage canned in glass jars. It tasted great, although it was a little more gelatinous, like an aspic or sliceable loaf, like a very hard jel...

Food safety in jarred "ketchup"

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by somervilleoldtimer 1 year ago

I am about to make a fruit "ketchup" (basically a cooked salsa) with a recipe from a relative in Montreal. Her recipe says pour the hot, cooked fruit into sterilized jars, let sit overnight, then a...

salsa canning

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by salsamaker 8 years ago

I need to gather info regarding canning salsa without cooking it first, only doing a warm water bath. 1st off i use mostly diced canned tomatoes but sometimes do add fresh tomatoes. Also i see a lo...

No water bath jam

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by martak 9 years ago

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...

Salsa

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by schultz2078 1 year ago

I am a experienced canner. But love the taste of fresh cilantro in my salsa. I hot pack my Salsa, can I add the cilantro to the hot salsa as I put it in my hot jars with the hot lids, and then hot ...

Can I use Instant Pot for Steam Canning?

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by cookin_mama 1 year ago

I've been scouring the Internet, but can't seem to find a strong yes or no answer on this question ( well, I can find both yes and no answers) . It's clear Instant Pot cannot be used as a pressure ...

Canning Tomato-Based Salsa

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by CindyJ 11 years ago

Is it safe to can an uncooked salsa using a boiling-water canning process? The ingredients are tomatoes, onions, garlic, serrano peppers and cilantro. The canning recipes I've seen all call for c...

Has something changed with canning lids?

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by Gin n Tonic 10 years ago

This is sort of an odd question, but I've done a few batches of canning over the last few weeks and don't know if I'm inattentive or if things have changed. Using Ball-brand supplies in all cases. ...

Question RE pressure canning untested mango BBQ sauce recipe

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by FoodieFrannie 9 years ago

Hi all you canners! Down here in Miami this time of year, we have mangos by the truck load! I have a very large tree that normally produces literally hundreds of huge mangos each year. I enjoy m...

Jamming, Canning and Preserving 2017

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by MmeFleiss 3 years ago

I just made my first batch for the year. My husband loves the pickled onions that he eats in London, so I decided to make him the batch from The River Cottage Preserves Handbook. I wanted to keep t...

Can you hot water bathe dehydrated tomatoes in oil?

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by Chandler114 2 years ago

So my bf has grown more tomatoes than I know what to do with and I started to put them in the dehydrator. I love store bought dried tomatoes in oil but it's expensive! I've read you can store dried...

Pots/Pans, Demeyere, Spring, Sitram, Mauviel

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by thinktwiceandthenthrice 2 years ago

My husband and I have saved enough to buy 6-7 excellent pots/pans and would love recommendations. I've looked at Staub ECI and SS Demeyere Atlantis/5Plus, Mauviel, Spring Brigade Premium, Sitram Ca...

Using tiny jars to can

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by sylviamyrvold 2 years ago

I want to give away 200 little jars of pepper jelly at a wedding. The jars only hold 1.5 oz and I am worried the lids won't seal properly. Do I need to water bath them? Should I do a wax seal inste...

No Salt in Pickles

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by kshbennett 2 years ago

I have discovered that I made a really big mistake when I canned at least two batches of pickles this summer...I forgot to add the salt to my brine! Is there anyway to fix these? I’ve thought abou...

Apple Butter with no canning?

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by TripChick 11 years ago

Forgive me if this topic has already been dealt with but my search did not come up with anything and I am desperate! We went apple picking yesterday and came back with almost 100 lbs of apples. ...

I neglected to process tomatoes for the recommended time period (40 minutes)

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by shelbyy 2 years ago

I've been canning tomatoes with my grandmother for years and have always cold packed them with salt, basil and a bit of sugar, then placed them in a hot water bath for 20-25 minutes to process them...

Acid levels

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by Shellyr 2 years ago

I just realized that I only used about half the kosher salt and vinegar that I should have in the 17 pints of salsa I canned the other day. I water bathed them 15 mins and they all sealed right awa...

Pressure Canning Tomatoes: Do I need an acid?

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by sixelagogo 10 years ago

My dude and I bought a pressure canner with the knowledge we could can low acid foods (green beans) and questionably acidic foods (tomatoes) without the use of additional acid such as lemon juice o...

Unsure if my jars sealed properly!

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by lkostadinov 2 years ago

I'm new to canning, but I got a recipe from my Bulgarian friend for some pickled vegetables that are popular in Bulgaria. I used some old marinara sauce jars to can some of them a week or so ago, a...