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Ingredients

How to make it

  • Pack your jars with the prepared fruit.
  • If you rinse the jars with cold water before you pack, the fruit seems to slide down better.
  • A long-handled wooden spoon is useful for packing closely; jarring the bottle down on the hand several times also brings the fruit down.
  • Pack as compactly and as close to the brim as possible.
  • Now lay patty pans, saucers or lids on top of the jars to prevent fruit scorching; place on the oven shelf so that the bottles or jars do not touch one another.
  • Heat the oven gradually to 240-degrees F. (Reg.3/4) so that in one hour the fruit has slightly changed color and shrunk down a bit in the bottle.
  • Note: 3/4 of an hour is sufficient for berries and softer varieties of apple.
  • Plan on 1 1/2 hours for pears and tomatoes.
  • Have ready either boiling water or syrup (1/2 lb sugar to the pint).
  • When the fruit is ready, remove each bottle out of the oven separately with bottle tongs or a dry tea-towel or cloth and fill with the boiling syrup or water up to within 3/4 inch of the brim.
  • Fix the cover immediately and AIR TIGHT. If you don't have special lids, wax is excellent.
  • Store away in a dry, cool place.
  • Fruit prepared this way may be used 'neat' as a pudding, or in pies, tarts, flans, etc.

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  • peggy_cookingfool 5 years ago
    What an interesting idea. Do you know if you need to adjust any of the times for high altitude? I live in Colorado at 5300' and all conventional canning recipes call for additional processing time.

    I would love to give this method a try...again thanks for a great tip! Peggy :)
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    itsjustjuwah ate it and said...
    Great alternative to the way my Momma used to do it with a big canner pressure cooker!
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  • auntybea 6 years ago
    The neat thing is that, if you are using the two-piece sealer lids, you can also seal your jars in the same temperature oven. Once you've added your liquid, just set all your jars on a cookie sheet with lids in place and put back into the 240 F oven. Within 10 minutes you should starting hearing pings as your jars seal!
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    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Fantastic.
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    tuilelaith ate it and said...
    This is a great idea. I will be using it when my new stove is bought. I should be able to afford it with in the month.
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    " It was excellent "
    tuilelaith ate it and said...
    This is a great idea. I will be using it when my new stove is bought. I should be able to afford it with in the month.
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