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But there are limitations. Home canning equipment, even home pressure canners cannot reach the temperatures and pressures of commercial equipment, so you cannot safely can everything you see on the shelf of the baby foods ailse at the grocery store.
Do not attempt to can:
because proper processing times for pureed forms of these foods have not been determined for home use. Instead, can and store these foods using standard processing procedures. Puree or blend them at serving time. Heat the blended foods to boiling, simmer for 10 minutes, cool, and serve. Store unused portions in the refrigerator and use within two days for best quality.
The following fruit purees should not be home canned: bananas; figs; Asian pears; tomatoes; cantaloupe and other melons; papaya; ripe mango or coconut. There are no safe recommendations for these fruits.
And do not attempt to can the following, under any circumstances:
You may prepare any chunk-style or pureed fruit with or without sugar, using the procedures for preparing and processing found on this website. Pack in half-pint, preferably, or pint jars and use the processing times called for in each recipe.
Here are the recipes. Remember that you may can without adding sugar, salt, spices or other sweeteners. When a liquid is called for water or a fruit juice, like apple or grape is a safe choice.
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