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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No-Cook or Other


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

How to Make Re-Use your Jelly Jars


  • 1in a large pot, fill with water until jars can be submerged completely covered (lids off in water )
  • 2JARS with BUTTON TOP LIDS have a center that is lifted with jar seal is broken
  • 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.
  • 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 )
  • 8When seal is not broken (air tight) the button will lay flat with the lid
  • 9When botton is no longer visible tighten even more. DO NOT SAKE.


    ENJOY !

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About Re-Use your Jelly Jars

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