Canning doesn’t have
to be intimidating!
When fresh fruit starts growing this summer, make sure you’re all prepped and ready to go for canning! Fruit preservation through the form of canned fruit spreads and fillings is the perfect way to enjoy delicious Summer fruits all year long.
Whether canning is new to you or you are a pro at preserving fruit, our products can help you enjoy the bright flavors of summer year-round with delicious jams, jellies, and pie fillings.
What you’ll need
01 Sterilize and heat jars
Bring the water in your canner to a boil. Begin the boiling process before you continue with the recipe. If the recipe you’re using calls for a processing time of less than 10 minutes, you’ll need to submerge your jars in boiling water for 10 minutes in order to sterilize them. If sterilization is not necessary, heat your jars in the canner anyways to prevent the glass from cracking due to the heat of your fruit spread or filling.
02 Cook fruit
Follow your jam, jelly, or pie filling recipe – this varies depending on what you’re making.
03 Transfer mixture to jars
Transfer fruit mixture to jars: Remove hot jars from canner with jar lifters and use a funnel and ladle to move the hot fruit into the jar. Leave the proper amount of head space in your jar to allow the fruit to expand, this is typically listed in your recipe. Wipe the rims of your jars and place the lids on at finger tightness – no need to tighten it any more than that.
04 Process the jars
Place the jars into your canner (boiling water bath) using a jar lifter. Make sure the jars are completely covered with about an inch of water above them. Make sure the water is boiling before you start the processing timer. Processing time should be stated in the recipe.
05 Check the seals
Remove the jars and check the seals: Using the jar lifter, remove the jars from the canner and leave the jars to cool. Check the lids of the jars to make sure they have sealed – if the lid flexes up and down the jar did not seal properly and can not be kept in the pantry! Place unsuccessful jars in the fridge and use them within a month.