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Canning apple slices question

11 years ago

Hi Harvest gang,

I have a canning question for you. I canned apples slices yesterday per the instructions here

http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_02/apple_sliced.html

and my apples turned out like this (See photo at the bottom of the blog page)

http://beingfrugalbychoice.blogspot.com/2012/11/canned-apple-slices.html

I had about 4 (of 21) jars boil over as I was pulling them out of the canning pot and one jar that had floated up and was laying on it's side, devoid of any syrup (that one went into the fridge).

Of the 4 jars that boiled over, the syrup level is about 1" lower than what they started out with and the apples float leaving about 3/4-1 inch of syrup showing at the bottom of the jar. All jars sealed except the jar that was laying on it's side. (The apples that are at the top of the jar are above the syrup level and not submerged in the syrup)

My questions for you all are;

1) are the apples in the jars that boiled over ok?

2) I left 1/2"-3/4" head space - so what can I do in the future to prevent this.

I'll try to post a few photos in a bit.

Thanks in advance for any advise.

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