I’ve always wanted to try making homemade canned jams. Specifically, I wanted to make canned jams from fruit trees in my yard. I never knew anyone that canned fruit so the whole process was new to me and a little intimidating. I didn’t want to make a mistake and end up with canned bacteria instead (yikes!). So, I was really focused on the sterilization and water-bath part. Maybe a little too focused. But the jam seems to have sealed up nicely so I’m hopeful.
Pictured above are the jars of fig preserves I made. I used this recipe if anyone is interested. My tree is still yielding fruit so I see more homemade preserves in my future. Along with the preserves, I made some labels to go with them. They’re a little more contemporary in style. PDF link below.
Do you make your own canned goods? What do you like to make? Any tips for this newbie?