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 1: After the Jam is Cooked
Once the jam is cooled, remove from the heat. Stir to distribute the fruit evenly and ladle into warm, clean jars, which have been resting in hot water.
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.