I always remember my grandma canning while growing up, mainly applesauce, peaches and pears. When she heard that I was getting into canning she gave me a bunch of old canning books.
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The Jam and Jelly Time is a collection of ‘America’s Favorite Recipes’ using Certo and Sure-Jell fruit pectins. This version has a copyright date of 1983. I love the two tone mauve printing color, and that it has a variety of jam, jelly, marmalades and butters. Next canning season I look forward to trying the Spiced Apple Jelly.
The old Kerr canning book is the one with the deer on it. It’s an old one too, but I don’t see a copyright date anywhere on it. My guess is from the 1940s. Does anyone have an idea of when it was published? This book came in handy when looking for a recipe on crab apple jelly. I have found that many of the new canning books don’t include many fruits and vegetables that are traditionally foraged, like crab apples. The back of the book has a really great Q&A about common questions and/or problems in canning and gives great answers on why something is the way it is, or how to fix your issue.
It’s really neat to note that the first page it opens … READ MORE...