General Rules

Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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Canned fruit is preserving sterilized fruit in sterilized, air-tight jars, sugar being added to give sweetness. Fruits may be canned without sugar, if perfectly sterilized, that is, freed from all germ life.

Can each kind of fruit in its season, when it is best and cheapest. Select it under-ripe rather than over-ripe. There are several methods of canning; and while the principle is the same in all methods, the conditions under which the housekeeper must do her work may, in her case, make one method more convenient than another. For this reason three will be given which are considered the best and easiest. These are: