Selecting, Preparing and Canning Fruit
Quality: Good quality apple juice is made from
a blend of varieties. For best results, buy fresh juice
from a local cider maker within 24 hours after it has
Please read Using Boiling Water Canners before beginning. If this is your first time canning, it is recommended that you read Principles of Home Canning.
Procedure: Refrigerate juice for 24 to 48 hours. Without mixing, carefully pour off
clear liquid and
discard sediment. Strain clear liquid through a paper
coffee filter or double layers of damp cheesecloth.
Heat quickly, stirring occasionally, until juice begins to boil. Fill
immediately into sterile pint or quart jars or fill into clean half-gallon
jars, leaving ¼-inch headspace. For information about presterilizing
jars see "Sterilization of Empty
Jars". Adjust lids and process according to the recommendations in
|Table 1. Recommended
process time for Apple Juice in a boiling-water
||Process Time at Altitudes of|
|Style of Pack
||0 - 1,000 ft
||1,001 - 6,000 ft
||Above 6,000 ft|
||Pints or Quarts
|| 10 min
This document was adapted from the "Complete Guide to Home Canning," Agriculture
Information Bulletin No. 539, USDA, revised 2009.
Reviewed November 2009.
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