Dry Canning – in a Car

If you know me or read many of my posts you know I LIKE to try new things.  When I saw a post  on oven canning I knew right away what I wanted to try it with my coconut and I wanted to try it in the car. I recently dehydrated Moringa leaves in my car and it worked so well that I have been wanting to try something else.

The instructions say to heat your oven to 200 degrees and place your filled jars on a cookie sheet in the oven for 1 hour.  I decided to leave the jars in the car for 2 hours.  I checked the temp in the car at 12:30pm and it was over 160 degrees.  I couldn’t stay in the car any longer to see how high the temperature actually was.

Next you put the lids and rings on and put them back in the oven for 30 minutes.  I decided to leave them in the car for an additional 1 hour.  Then I brought them in the house and waited to see if they would seal.  And yes they did.

These jars will be so much easier to store under my bed or in my pantry then these buckets that my coconut comes in now.  And I won’t have all the hassle of opening the lids.

Of course no one but me recommends canning this way and it should only be done with dry or dehydrated ingredients.  The website on oven canning suggests sugar, rice, flour or foods of this type.

Countryside Magazine  had an article on oven canning .  Dry goods can stay fresh for years (sometimes 20-30 years) so you can buy in bulk or when things are on sale and it will save freezer space.

Linked to Frugal Days, Teach Me Tuesdays
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