In my quest to be healthier I decided to try my hand at canning. It has intimidated me to no end. I could kill people if it is not done correctly. That fact has made me very leery about canning. The end process is wonderful fresh, wholesome foods year round.
Yesterday I decided to bite the bullet and make apricot jam. Ball is a great canning site. Good information, mostly step by step instructions.
I found the recipe to follow(or thought I did). Gathered all my equipment, washed my jars and lids, put the jars in the water bath to stay warm and started chopping apricots. After I added them to the pan and was waiting for them to get to the add sugar point they looked kind of puny for the size of jars I had. I went back the recipe that was on my IPad, for quick perusal, and guess what? I had pint jars and the recipe called for half-pints.
The hubs got a great chuckle out of my error.
I did make apricot jam yesterday, however; this is what I got for the final product.
I know that whole process to can one jar, I can be such a dork, however; I have sort of conquered my fear of canning. The next will be easier.
Do you have any canning tips to make it easier? Does it just get easier over time?