Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by darkchild16, Nov 6, 2012.
Does it have to stay cold after its made? Or is it ok to be in a cupboard like store bought?
Cool/dry/dark place for up to a year on the shelf.
but not fridge cold?
Nope, not until it's open Just don't keep it in direct sunlight
COol. Its not for me. Its one of my ideas for christmas but I know how my grandfather is LMAO. Nothing lasts around here long enough to worry about expire dates
Here's a site with directions and all the safety tips.
cool thanks! I had the recipe but it didnt tell me how long it was safe and where.
As long as it is canned and sealed properly, it can just go on a pantry shelf, like others have said.
The site that Dober shared is wonderful, though the web design may look a little busy. lol! Definitely worth the read.
Be sure to boil the jars with jam how the directions say....that cooking under pressure is everything when talking about storing and keeping the jam for quite a while without spoilage. I remember making jam back when I lived in Idaho. I used my own raspberries. It was yummy. I even gave it away for extra Xmas presents. You just gave me a little incentive to make some again. I still have tons of Mason jars...just need to get some fruit or berries. It is a pretty fun project. Good luck!
A long time ago, I made freezer jam. It's really, really good. I think almost better than the kind you cook. But you must store it in the freezer so it's a little risky if the power goes out for a long time...you could lose it. But it tastes so fresh and good. And it's super easy!
hmmm how long do you leave the stuff in the freezer before use?
Oh, you don't have to leave it in the freezer before you use it. It's just a way to preserve it. So, like if you make a bunch, that day you could keep one out, keep it in the fridge. And freeze the rest in little containers. Then take one out in a week or so when you run out. You still use pectin to thicken it. So, the freezer is only for preserving it for quite a long time.
OH cool!!!!! I think that would work best for my grandfather anyway.
Just to let you know Breeze. If you are making this for Christmas presents. DO.NOT.LET. the kids try it. You will end up with None for the Christmas presents. LOL And your kids will never want to eat store bought jam/jelly again. Just speaking from personal experience.
I plan on keeping it year round but they will get some as well LMAO.
This. We had homemade jam and jelly growing up and I flat out refuse to eat store bought - even though my mom didn't make any for a 7 year gap. She has been for the last couple years and I'm getting ready to try a batch on my own. There is absolutely no contest, homemade stuff is amazing.
I have one tiny jar of home-made pomegranate jelly in my fridge from my mom and it's incredible. <3