Strawberry Jam - Auto Canner

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Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

Pre-Heat Your Empty Jars

  1. REMOVE Inner Pot from Appliance. Remove Rack; set aside. Fill Inner Pot with warm tap water to fill line. Return Inner Pot to Appliance. Place Rack back into Inner Pot. Place empty jars onto Rack in Inner Pot. Set preserving lids and bands aside in your work space. Close and lock Appliance Lid.
  2. PRESS Pre-Heat button, then press Start. The red pre-Heating light will illuminate, and the Appliance will begin pre-heating your jars. In the meantime, you can start making your jam. Jars will be pre-heated when the green Ready light is flashing. Keep jars in Appliance, with Lid closed and locked, until ready to fill with jam.

Make Your Jam

  1. WASH strawberries in cool, running water and drain. Remove stems and hulls. Crush berries one layer at a time using a potato masher. Measure required quantity of crushed berries and remaining ingredients for your recipe; set 
  2. PLACE crushed berries in an 8-quart saucepan. Gradually stir in Ball® brand RealFruit™ Classic Pectin. Add butter, if using. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high hear, stirring constantly. 
  3. ADD entire measure of sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam, if necessary, from top of jam.

Preserve Your Jam

  1. UNLOCK and open Appliance Lid.
  2. REMOVE one hot jar. Close lid, but do not lock, to keep remaining jars hot. Ladle hot jam into hot jar, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe any jam from the rim of the jar. Center new lid on jar. Twist on band until fingertip tight. Return filled jar onto Rack in Inner Pot.
  3. REPEAT step 2 until all jars are filled with jam and returned to Inner Pot. Close and lock Lid.
  4. PRESS Jams & Jellies then press Recipe 1. Press Start to begin preserving.
  5. THE APPLIANCE will start sensing your recipe, indicated by the orange Sensing light. Then, the preserving phase will begin, indicated by the orange Preserving light. When your appliance beeps and the green Ready light is flashing, your jam has been successfully preserved! Press Stop. Unlock and open Lid.
  6. REMOVE jars from Inner Pot using jar lifter and place upright on a towel. Allow to cool, undisturbed, for 12 to 24 hours. Refer to the After Canning section on page 21 to learn how to check lids for seals and store your jars.
TIP: Getting the hot jam into your jars is much quicker, easier and less messy with a canning funnel. 
Strawberry Jam - Ball® Auto Canner Recipes is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very tasty! Much better than anything in the stores. I have made most of the recipes in the provided cookbook and the jams by far have been my favorite. This one is great. The Blueberry Lemon and Blackberry Lime are even better with the zesty citrus flavor added.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not have been easier! Asked for this canner as a Mothers Day Gift, as my daughter and I were going to make 40 jars of homemade jam as favors for her Bridal Shower. Could not have been easier. Bought the fresh picked berries from a local Michigan orchard. 2 bridesmaids wanted to come and assist and learn how to make jam. All done in a very fun afternoon. Our Wedding Shower guests were impressed. I continue to use this auto-canner without worry, all through the summer harvest season. I am pleased to see that Ball is continuing to develop recipes to use with the Auto-Canner on their website.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Results! I bought this auto canner system because I didn't want to heat up my house in the summer months with my traditional stove-top water bath canner. And, I was looking forward to doing some small batch canning rather than waiting to collect enough produce to do one large batch. The results were perfect! The first time I didn't do so well because the product was too simple and easy for me. I ended up stopping the machine thinking I did something wrong when it was on sensing for so long. But, I should have just left it alone. The second batch I let the machine do its thing and its perfect! I didn't have to adjust the time for my altitude either! My strawberry jam is blue ribbon perfection and you can see how easy I made it in my YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAXLtywWsO8&feature=youtu.be
Date published: 2016-06-18
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