Pint and a half jars and processing choke cherries
I just recently bought the new tall pint and half jars, but realized there are no instructions out there on canning with them. Should I just round up to the times used for a quart with these jars?
Next question: I recently picked up a used Victorio food mill on EBay. I tried using it to get the pulp out of chokecherries, but the funnel and plastic spiral got totally jammed and I kept having to remove and clean it out. Is there a specific way to use the Victorio for getting the pulp from chokecherries?
Yep, that’s what I do with odd-sized jars. Always choose the safest time when faced with a choice.
I’ve never found a way to use my Victorio strainer for chokecherries. What I do with mine is simmer them soft in a large pot. Then cool them down and press through a wire sieve. I use my hand to work them back and forth to get the pulp out but you might want to wear plastic gloves; my hand usually ends up purple for a couple of days! — Jackie