Reprocessing jams/jellies

Jams and Jellies, pickles, fruit and high acid foods - these are all candidates for water bath canning.
Rhodie Ranch
Posts: 4015
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:52 am

Reprocessing jams/jellies

Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:28 am

I have several quarts and pints of homemade jelly and jams. Mostly the jellies need to be redone. They've gone a bit watery. Can I redo them? They are from 2011 and 2012 from our place in Murphys. Thanks.

Oh, they are still a good color, and seals are tight.

User avatar
Farmfresh
Posts: 13974
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:19 pm
Location: Missouri
Contact:

Re: Reprocessing jams/jellies

Unread post by Farmfresh » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:28 pm

I have done it right after the original processing... but I have no idea how it would work with older canned produce.
Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
"Stop Dreaming About the Good Life and Start Living IT !"
Every little bit ... is a little bit.

User avatar
Old Fashioned
Posts: 4048
Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:51 am

Re: Reprocessing jams/jellies

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:05 pm

I'm not much help with that either. I've never reprocessed I don't think. Though I have had some that were 'watery' as you say, but the majority of it was still jelled. When that has happened to me, I just pour off the watery part and still use the rest or just stir it to mix. It still works & tastes fine.

User avatar
Farmfresh
Posts: 13974
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:19 pm
Location: Missouri
Contact:

Re: Reprocessing jams/jellies

Unread post by Farmfresh » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:13 pm

I second that. I too have poured and stirred.
Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
"Stop Dreaming About the Good Life and Start Living IT !"
Every little bit ... is a little bit.

patriceinil
Posts: 10060
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:49 pm
Location: Illinois

Re: Reprocessing jams/jellies

Unread post by patriceinil » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:04 pm

I would warm it up to melt it and use it as syrup for pancakes, waffles or ice cream.

Post Reply

Return to “Water Bath Canning”