Post # 1
Have found some really nice raspberry jam and honey. Given I am doing the whole wedding with limited help, I was thinking I can rebottle the jam into smaller jars. Have already bought smaller new jars & washed them.
However google isn’t telling me how to prep these properly.
dont want mouldy wedding favors & have no time spare to make the jam myself.
any help would be appreciated.
Post # 3
I’m not sure about rebottling the jam though, it’s the cooling process that ‘seals’ the jars. Maybe reheat the jam?
Post # 4
I agree that if you decide to do this, you will have to reheat the jam as well as sterilising the new jars. I’ve never done it myself though, so not sure how well it would work out.
Post # 5
Ditto @clumsylawyer. You’ll need to reheat the jam, sterilize your clean jars, fill them up and then water bath process them. Have you done Home canning before? If not, foodinjars.com has a good list of instructions. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 6
Have decided to just make the jam myself. 4 weeks out from my wedding I have decided this :O
Have never made jam & have frozen berries. Any advice would be great
Post # 7
Here’s two great tutorials on how to make raspberry jam and properly seal and sterilize the jars!
It’s important not to just double the recipes for larger amounts of jam – it won’t set properly! Just do one batch at a time. 🙂
It also might be a good idea to pick up a home canning set like this: http://www.amazon.com/Back-Basics-286-5-Piece-Canning/dp/B0002BF1WY
The jar lifter and funnel are especially helpful! (You could do it without the funnel, but I think the jar lifter is pretty essential to lift the sealed cans from the boiling waterbath.)