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Old 07-12-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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Can you can creamy things?

I'm having trouble finding information on whether certain items can be home canned - specifically, things like cream sauces (Alfredo sauce) or custards or puddings. I know you can do things like Lemon Curd, but it has a lot of acid in it.

Can you can things like Alfredo sauce, or other creamy type items?

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Old 07-12-2006, 05:16 PM   #2
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I would imagine so. I mean, if you can buy an alfredo sauce in a grocery store (in a jar)...same general principle.
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Old 07-12-2006, 06:41 PM   #3
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I would say no. Commerically they use a lot of preservatives and equipment that you do not have in the home. Lemon curd should not be canned either unless refrig. and will keep safely for only 2 to 3 weeks because of all the eggs in it. Don't tempt fate when Alfredo sauce is so easy and fast to make when needed. Ceam sauces do not freeze well either.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:32 PM   #4
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Only if you have a pressure canner; then you can put up things with a low acid content. There's been lots of discussion on the boards re pressure canners, if you want to do a search, I'm sure you'll find some great info!
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:59 AM   #5
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I'm having trouble finding information on whether certain items can be home canned - specifically, things like cream sauces (Alfredo sauce) or custards or puddings. I know you can do things like Lemon Curd, but it has a lot of acid in it.

Can you can things like Alfredo sauce, or other creamy type items?
Not unless you have access to the ingredients and processing equipment that the commercial mfgs have.
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:10 AM   #6
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Alfredo sauce is so quick and easy to make, I wouldn't go to the trouble of canning it.
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Old 07-30-2006, 02:08 PM   #7
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All the Home Demonstration, Kerr, Ball and other sites say "NO".
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