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Old 06-13-2016, 05:20 PM   #1
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Are my asparagus safe?

My neighbour makes very good hot, spicy canned asparagus and so I made a batch using her recipe and hot-bath canner. Her recipe is similar to many I have seen online too.
I put mine in the hot-bath canner for 15 minutes, but now I'm reading that for asparagus, you should use a pressure canner
Is that necessary? Should I refrigerate mine or do you think they will be ok on the shelf?


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Old 06-13-2016, 05:28 PM   #2
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Hey Happy in Hope, if it was canned in an acidic solution (usually with some vinegar and salt as part of the brine), it was canned just fine in a hot water bath canner. No need to pressure can it. If it was just asparagus in water, a little salt added, then it is appropriate to pressure can it. :)

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Old 06-14-2016, 10:18 AM   #3
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Pickles are done in a waterbath. Plain asparagus would be pressure canned, but that would be a sin against the asparagus. Mushy!
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:21 PM   #4
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These are pickled, so I'm glad I didn't waste my time and money on something that I couldn't use. Caesar time!
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