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How to Can Berries

Brief Canning Instructions

  • Ladle jam immediately into prepared canning jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of top.
  • Wipe jar rims and threads.
  • Cover with two-piece lids.
  • Screw bands tightly.
  • Place jars on elevated canner rack.
  • Lower rack into canner, and fill with boiling water, covering jars completely plus 1-2 inches more.
  • Cover canner and bring water to gentle boil.
  • Boil 5 minutes.
  • Remove jars carefully and place upright on a towel to cool completely.
  • After jars cool, check seals by pressing middles of lids with finger.

Complete Canning Tutorial

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