sugars for light syrup

Asked September 3, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

Can I substitute organic apple juice/cider (Trader Joes or Safeway) for light syrup when canning (hot bath)pears and apples? How about using raw coconut sugar and/or raw sugar?

Multnomah County Oregon home food preservation

1 Response

It is perfectly safe to can your apples and pears in juice. You can try coconut sugar and raw sugar but it might change the flavor. I would suggest you make up a syrup and cook a little fruit it in until tender, cool it and taste it and see if you like it the taste of the fruit. It will give you an idea of the end product when canned. .

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Nellie Oehler