How To Can Homemade Preserves
Sanitize empty canning jars right-side up submerged in boiling water for at least 10 mins.
Simmer lids (not rings) to sanitize until ready to use. DO NOT BOIL! This will damage the rubber.
Transfer jam into jar leaving about 1/4-1/2” room at the top.
Run a knife around the edges and through the middle to remove air bubbles. ⚠️ Caution: Jar is hot!
Wipe rim clean with a damp paper towel to remove any debris.
Screw lid on but don’t fasten tightly. You should be able to unscrew it easily with your fingertips.
Submerge the jars completely in pot of boiling water for 10 mins. Cover with a properly fitting lid.
Remove from pot. Lids should be flat in the center, or “pop” flat as they cool. Once they flatten, screw lids tight.
If lids don’t pop flat after a few mins, repeat canning process, or try cooling the jar upside down.
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