Enjoying wonderful summer delicacies even in the cold winter is very simple: All you have to do is boil the fruit in the summer and then enjoy it fresh in the winter. In this home tip, we will tell you how to do this.
Preserving fruit – what works and how does it work?
The fruit harvest is completed at the end of the summer. If you can’t eat everything at once, you should boil the fruit instead of throwing it away.
- Preserving jar: To be able to preserve your fruit properly, you need appropriate preserving jars with a rubber seal. The springs on the side close the glass tightly, while the air that is produced during cooking can still escape easily through the lifting lid. When the glass cools down, the resulting negative pressure pulls the glass firmly onto the seal.
- Cooking pot: You can do the preserving with a large cooking pot. The important thing is that you always monitor the temperature. Some canning pots have a built-in thermometer, otherwise, you should get your own. The glasses should remain in the water bath at 75 degrees Celsius for around 20 minutes.
- Oven: The oven is also suitable for preserving. Compared to the saucepan, however, the process takes much longer. You preheat the oven to around 175 degrees Celsius and switch it off as soon as the liquid starts to bubble. Then leave the oven closed and the glasses in the residual heat for 25 minutes. Then let the fruit cool in the air.
- Canning: For canning, only use fruits and vegetables that are fresh and clean. Wash everything thoroughly beforehand. Because dirt contaminates the cooked food. If you don’t want to boil the fruit completely, you can also make it into jam and then start the process.
- Shelf life: Cooked foods can be kept for up to a year when stored in a cool, dark place. As a precaution, put the preserving date on the jars to avoid misunderstandings. Boiled jam usually does not keep as long as a layer of mold forms much earlier. If you notice an unpleasant smell when you open the jars, you should dispose of the fruit as a precaution.