Peas and Carrots with Chives


Preserving Method: Pressure Canning

  1. PREPARE pressure canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil.  Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  2. WASH, drain and shell peas. Wash and drain again. Wash and peel carrots. Wash again. Cut carrots into 1/2-inch slices.
  3. COMBINE peas and carrots in a large saucepan. Cover with boiling water. Bring to a boil and boil 5 minutes.
  4. PACK hot vegetables in hot jars leaving 1 inch headspace. Add 1 tsp salt to each quart jar, 1/2 tsp to each pint jar, if desired. Add 1 Tbsp snipped chives to each pint jar.
  5. LADLE boiling water over vegetables leaving 1 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.
  6. PROCESS filled jars in a pressure canner at 10 pounds pressure 40 minutes for pints, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.