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re-use your jelly jars

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a recipe by
Areatha Daniels
Gary, IN

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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method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For re-use your jelly jars

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

How To Make re-use your jelly jars

  • From Instagram:
    in a large pot, fill with water until jars can be submerged completely covered (lids off in water )
  • From Instagram:
    JARS with BUTTON TOP LIDS have a center that is lifted with jar seal is broken
  • From Instagram:
    The in side of the lid has a built in seal and groove, for tight seal
  • 4
    Boil water and jars and lids for 5 min.
  • 5
    make sure jelly or jam is hot also, befor filling jars
  • 6
    Remove jars from water with tungs turn upside down on rack until water as evaporated out of jars and lids (aprox.) 2minutes.
  • From Instagram:
    while 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 )
  • From Instagram:
    When seal is not broken (air tight) the button will lay flat with the lid
  • From Instagram:
    When botton is no longer visible tighten even more. DO NOT SAKE. LET COOL ENJOY !