Re-Use your Jelly Jars

Areatha Daniels


I'm crazy about making small batches of Jams and Jellies. I always have fruit of some kind on my table. (tired of eating it, but it's good for you). So I turn it in to ONE OR TWO jars of jam/jelly. I'm frugal (smile) so I'm not into buying mason jars, all the time. This is how I reuse some of my jars. NOT FOR REALLY LONG PRESERVING TIME.

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water, boiling
clean jars w/matching lids
large pot
paper towel
funnel (optional )


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1in a large pot, fill with water until jars can be submerged completely covered (lids off in water )

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2JARS with BUTTON TOP LIDS have a center that is lifted with jar seal is broken

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3The in side of the lid has a built in seal and groove, for tight seal

4Boil water and jars and lids for 5 min.

5make sure jelly or jam is hot also, befor filling jars

6Remove jars from water with tungs turn upside down on rack until water as evaporated out of jars and lids (aprox.) 2minutes.

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7while still hot add jelly or jam (as much as possible ). REMOVE ANY SPILLEDGE WITH PAPER TOWEL. Add lid on top (seal until lid is slightly tight )

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8When seal is not broken (air tight) the button will lay flat with the lid

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9When botton is no longer visible tighten even more. DO NOT SAKE.



About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy