Canning Strawberries

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Personally, I enjoy my fresh strawberries. However we all know their shelf life is very short, shorter than I would like. I usually just put the fresh ones into a Ziploc bag and pop them into the freezer. This past weekend my cousin showed me how to can strawberries.

You will need to pull out your water bath canner for this method. I hardly use mine, but will occassionally dig it out when its needed, like for canning these delicious strawberries. Are you ready to get started?

How To Can Strawberries
Photo credit: zoedawn.wordpress.com
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • fresh strawberries
  • water bath canner
  • quart canning jars with lids and rings
  • sugar water
  • large pot
  • damp cloth
  • newspaper
  • cookie baking sheet

The first thing you should do before you begin canning is to wash your strawberries. The tops should also be cut off your berries before you pack them into your jars. Don’t squish your berries when you pack them into the jars.

Your sugar and water solution is added to the jars before the lids and rings go on. Process in your water bath canner with boiling water with the timer set to seven minutes. Place on the newspaper and baking sheet to cool. When completely cool, you can go ahead and store the jars in a cool place, ready for you to enjoy.

You can follow step by step instructions on Zoe Dawn’s blog here…

How To Can Strawberries

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