satsuma marmalade

Discussion in 'Canning' started by eman, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    we have a satsuma tree that we get anywhere from 200-300 satsumas off every year .This year instead of giving them away ,I decided to try my hand at canning.  used a recipe from the www and made the marmalade. Came out great but a lil runny. made a second batch and found the problem. now have 24 pints of marmalade.

    Enjoyed that so i picked up a couple a pounds of japs and made pepper jelly using alblanchers recipe. again came out great.

      Remembered i had 24 pints of strawberries in the freezer, so next venture will be into pressure canning .

    Can i use my electric pressure cooker for this ???
     
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Why are you pressure canning strawberries?  Why not make more jam?

    If you have an electric pressure cooker that will get to 11lbs? and hold that temp I don't see why you can't use it.  Just never heard of an electric.

    Good deal on the Sats.  Did your jalapeno jelly set up?

    Al
     
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    set up REAL thick. looked like pesto so i put a lil red food color in it.

    What i read was that the strawberries are very low in acid so they need to be pressure canned . Maybe i didn't read far enough?
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    You may want to check the recipe on the pectin.  You shouldn't have any trouble making strawberry jam with a boiling water bath.  I do recommend using a liquid pectin like Certo.  I have had trouble getting strawberry jam to set as thick as I would like using powdered pectin.

    I seldom if ever use the pressure canner to make jam.  I use it all the time when canning fruit and vegetables.

    On second thought a pressure cooker is not necessarily the same as a pressure canner.  Look at the pressures it will hold and in small batches I don't see why it wouldn't work  Make sure your canning jars are not sitting directly on the bottom of the canner/cooker.

    The original recipe did call for a bit of green food coloring but I generally don't worry about that.
     
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    i went back and reread and what i was looking at was canning fresh berrys not preserves.
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good Bob also sounds like you just found another hobby [​IMG]
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    It all sounds really good and yummy too Bob. I hoe that you are going to bring some with you to the Gathering at jerry's.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  8. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    since you asked so nicely i'll put up a big jar a marmalade and a jar of pepper jelly . I'll have some strawberry preserves by then too.
     

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