Preserve Delicious Fruit

Anyone who likes to eat a lot of fruit or loves to spice up their yogurt with fruit should stock up on different types of canned fruit. It is possible to buy preserves or preserve your favorite fruit yourself and refine it according to personal taste.

Which fruit is suitable for pickling?

In principle, you can preserve almost any fruit. For example, are well suited

  • apples and pears
  • cherries
  • Mirabelle plums and plums
  • peaches
  • blueberries

Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, for example, are not very suitable. They get mushy quickly when cooking.

What tools do you need for canning?

In addition to knives and peelers, you will need mason jars. Here you can choose between twist-off jars, jars with swing tops, and jars with glass lids and rubber rings.
If you wake up a lot, you should think about buying a preservation machine. However, glasses can also be boiled down in the oven, individual glasses even in a high saucepan.

Cook fruit properly

  1. Buy fresh fruit whenever possible. Freshly picked fruit from the garden is the best.
  2. Wash the fruit thoroughly.
  3. If necessary, bruises are removed, and the fruit is stoned, cored, and peeled.
  4. Once the fruit is ready, sterilize your jars in boiling water or in the oven at 100 degrees for 10 minutes.
  5. Pour the fruit into the glasses. There should be about 2 cm of space up to the edge of the glass.
  6. Now prepare a sugar solution to cover the fruit (1l of water and about 400g of sugar).
  7. Boil the stock until the sugar has dissolved and then pour it hot over the fruit. This should be completely covered.
  8. Close the jars and boil them down.

In the preserving machine

Do not place the glasses too close together and fill them with water until the glasses are halfway up.
Then cook the fruit for 30 to 40 minutes at 90 degrees. Observe the information provided by the boiler manufacturer.

In the oven

Preheat the oven and place the jars in the drip tray. Pour about 2 cm of water. Also, cook the jars for 30 to 40 minutes at 90 to 100 degrees.

After the preserving time, the glasses remain in the kettle or oven for a while and then cool completely under a tea towel.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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