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  1. Making Jam: No-Cook vs Cooked Jam

Making Jam: No-Cook vs Cooked Jam


  • No-cook jams may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or can be kept in the freezer for 6 to 8 months.
  • Sterilized containers are not required for no-cook jams, they simply need to be washed in hot soapy water and rinsed before use. Plastic freezer containers, or glass jars with tight-fitting lids that are no larger than 2 cups can be used.


  • Cooked jams may be stored on the shelf for up to 1 year.
  • It's important to use sterilized jars, lids and utensils when preparing cooked jams and jellies. (See Sterilizing Techniques section)