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I think I can: Answers to common canning questions

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Sugar and safety: Those are the two big concerns of home cooks when it comes to canning.

When people even think about making their own jams or pickles, they experience what I call “recipe shock” about the amount of sugar required. (For example, a traditional strawberry jam recipe calls for five cups of mashed fruit and seven cups of sugar.) Many people these days want to limit sugar, either because they are diabetic or for weight control.

When it comes…

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