Home Canning Fruits
This information comes from my Blue Book, guide to preserving.
- apples, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, kiwi, cherries and etc...
Conserves are jam-like products made with a combination of two or more fruits, nuts and raisins. Conserves are cooked until they round up on a spoon. If nuts are used, they can be added during the last five minutes of cooking.
Example:Apple Cranberry Conserve
Jams are made by cooking crushed or chopped fruits with sugar until the mixture will round up on a spoon. Jams can be made of one fruit or a combination of fruits. They should be firm but spreadable; jams do not hold the shape of the jar.
Example:Orange Pear Jam Example:Cherry Jam Example:Cranberry Orange Jam with Crystallized Ginger Example:Blueberry Lime Jam
Example:Strawberry Lavender & Honey Freezer Jam Example:Rhubarb Freezer Jam Example:Strawberry Freezer Jam Example:Sugar Free Strawberry Freezer Jam
Fruit is preserved with sugar so it retains its shape, is transparent, shiny, tender and plump. The syrup varies from the thickness of honey to that of soft jelly. A true preserve does not hold its shape when spooned from the jar.
Example:Sour Cherry Preserves