4 Steps to Putting Up Jams
It’s important to store your jam properly in order to prevent it from spoiling before its time. The following steps will help you preserve your homemade jam.
Canned jams and jellies should last about 6 months in a cool, dark storage space as long as the seal holds.
Step 2: Filling the Jars
Fill jar to within 1/8 or ¼ inch of the top, according to the recipe. Remove any air bubbles around the inside of the jar with a sterile spatula.
Step 3: Putting on the Lids
Wipe off any drips from the top and the outside of each jar with a clean, damp cloth. Apply lids and screw bands, following manufacturer’s instructions.