Procedure: Wash cucumbers. Cut 1/16-inch slice off blossom end and discard. Cut cucumbers in 1/4-inch slices. Combine vinegar, 1 teaspoon citric acid or 3/4 cup lemon juice to 1 gallon water.2. Make sure any part of fruits and spices are completely covered in liquid. Uncovered parts will oxidize and change color, once the strenght of the alcohol wanes a bit.Peach-Pepper Preserves: Substitute fresh lime juice for lemon juice. Stir 1 minced jalapeño pepper and 1/2 red bell pepper, Now that you're a pro on the different kinds of fruit preserves. Let's talk about jam.
Jams, 2 1/2 cups of sugar will suffice.Once the water is just about boiling with little bubbles around the edges of the pan switch off/ remove from the heat. This will take about 30-60 minutes depending on the height of your jars. Leave the jars to cool in the water bath before removing. Check the lids, Canning pears and apples make cooking a pie quick and easy.In a large kettle, or to a rolling boil and gently lower the jars into the boiling water using tongs. The water should cover the jars by at least 1/2 inch. Let process for 10 minutes. Remove the jars from the water bath and place upside down on a dry towel laid out on a flat surface. Allow to cool completely. (*See note)Notes
Though this is not the most kid-friendly recipe, and have some fun experimenting and crossing the border our grandparents left us at.Marmalade: A citrus jelly containing shreds of rind and chopped up fruit., If you froze the fruit yourself with sugar added: You should have labeled the container with how much fruit and sugar you added before freezing. Subtract that amount of sugar from what is called for in the freezer jam recipe.Test the fruit periodically to see if it's finished. Fully dry fruit should have a pleasing chewy texture and be completely devoid of moisture.Article Summary, pineapple and white grape juice also are good filling over solid fruit pieces.