Is it possible to use 2 quart jars for canning?

Asked October 6, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

Is it possible to process food, e.g. using a pressure canner, using a 2 quart jar?

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

The only foods that have a research based processing time to can in 2 quart jars are high acid fruit juices such as grape, apple and berry. These are canned in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes.

Because the 1/2 gallon jars are so large, density ad adequate heat penetration are safety concerns for processing other foods.

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Nellie Oehler