MIXING CANNING RECIPES

Asked January 16, 2021, 8:24 AM EST

I WAS CONSIDERING COMBINING TWO APPROVED RECIPES AND CANNING THEM AS A COMBO. TO GIVE A SCENARIO;:

LETS SY I HAVE A RECIPE FOR CANNED SEASONED TOMATOES AND A RECIPE FOR CANNED APPLES. THE TWO RECIPES HAVE PIECES AND LIQUID OF SIMILAR SIZES AND VOLUMES. THE APPLES HAVE SUGAR AND VINEGR ADED AND THE TOMATOES, HICH ARE ALREAY ACIDIC ENOUGH, ARE PREPARED WITH HERBS ALONE. THEY BOTH ARE PROCESSED IN BWB ACCORDING TO THE TWO RECIPES IN IDENTICAL MANNERS IF TWO SUCH RECIPES WERE PREPARED UP TO THE CANNING STAGE AND THEN COMBINED BEFORE PROCESING, WOULD THEY BE SAFE,? HOW CAN ONE ASSURE SAFETY OF SUCH A RECIPE/COMBO?


New York County New York

1 Response

Hello,
We do not recommend combining recipes as this creates a new, untested recipe. Each recipe has been tested to determine the proper safe canning procedure. A better option would be to combine them when you are ready to use them. Making up your own recipes to can can lead to an unsafe product and potential foodborne illness. As an example, salsa is a popular product to canning and this publication gives many reasons why you should not create your own recipe to can. This concept applies to all foods.

If you have other questions, please reach out to your local Extension office for assistance.

Have a good day!