Cranberry sauce headspace

Asked October 15, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

I made many pints of cranberry sauce processed for 10 minutes a few days ago. I realized afterwards that the headpsace in them is about 3/4 inch vs the recommended 1/2 inch. They all sealed themselves by popping. Are they okay? If not, can I reboil and repack and reprocess?

Navarro County Texas

1 Response

Thank you for your question. It sounds like you got a good seal and therefore the main thing you would need to be concerned about is discoloration. If you have additional questions, please let me know. Also, the University of Georgia Extension has a great food preservation website that we often use as a resource. The link is listed below.

Paula Butler
Navarro County Extension Agent