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Old 09-07-2012, 09:21 AM   #61
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I don't want to belabor the canning point but I am intrigued. The websites I read said the reason NOT to can the pumpkin butter is that, due to the density you can't be certain the center of the jar will reach the 230 degrees necessary to kill bacteria etc. I know that you make this in the crockpot but if you took it from the crock,put it on the stove, heated to 230 or 240 degrees (and kept it there for however long is necessary...10 minutes?) then put it directly into hot sterialized jars and allowed it to cool...would that not accomplish what is necessary to make it safe?
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:43 AM   #62
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You can't heat it that hot on the stovetop without a pressure cooker - 212* is about as hot as it's gonna get, which is boiling at sea level.

Personally, I think if you pressure-canned it in half-pint or pint jars (nothing larger) it would probably be just fine - but I'd not like to be the cause of someone trying it and then getting sick from it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:49 AM   #63
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I've never canned pumpkin butter or pumpkin. If you do this make sure those lids are sealed. Check them many times for a seal. Leave them on the counter for 48 hrs to check. Good luck.

I freeze the pumpkin butter, defrost then heat and put in a crock in the fridge. But that's me.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #64
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Shamelessly bumping this one up. Right now I have pear/ginger butter in the crockpot (thanks Essy!) but pumpkin butter will be on the "short list" real soon!
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:29 PM   #65
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I'm glad you bumped this up Charski. I'm pressure canning my pumpkin butter this weekend, the first time. I have 9 sugar pumpkins waiting for me.
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You know, Essy, I've read so many things about canning pumpkin butter - the current thinking seems to be, don't do it, it's too thick - but I disagree, if you use smaller (no larger than half pint) containers, and the PB is HOT going into the jars, and you have it in the PC for long enough - how can it NOT be safe??? I just really think it's gonna be fine.

I got some of those cute little jars, I think they hold 1/2 cup, that are great for gifting. I think I'll do my butters up in those.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:19 AM   #67
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I've wanted to try pressure canning pumpkin for years. My Grandma did it but I was afraid. I agree Charski small jars should do it. 8 oz. or 4 oz.

I just look at your message again, You are going to use the 4 oz. cool. I'm doing mine this weekend . Would you consider putting up a pic sweetie?
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I'll try to remember to do that, Essy!
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Thanks Charski !!!!!!
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:19 PM   #70
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Hi folks,
I had a bounty from my crabapple tree (though, given the size and flavor, I'm wondering if they're a hybrid, they seem more "apple" than not...) anyway... the internet is full of recipes, crockpot and stovetop, for crabapple butter (and apple butter) and then canning it, with regular water-bath processing...

Maybe b/c it's more acidic than pumpkin?

I'm using the small, 250ml jars (1/2 pint) in 2 different shapes, but probably mostly the taller ones rather than the wider-mouth short ones, and I also have some 1/4 pint sizes that are so cute...

place in boiling water bath for 10 minutes (from 0-1000ft above sea level, more time for higher up)...

So I'm following this conversation about the pumpkin butter with great interest... ?

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Old 10-04-2013, 10:31 AM   #71
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Bumping up by request for this pumpkin season!
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