Featured Post

If I Were Just Starting Out Building a Well-Stocked Pantry ...

I recently received a comment from a reader basically asking me where to start when building a well-stocked pantry.  Since I get this ques...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

How Do You Can Pecans?



I just turned the stove off after pressure canning 9 pints of pecans.

How did I do it?

I get asked that question a lot, so here's the answer ...

Spread shelled pecans out in a single layer on a flat baking tray.

Toast for 30 minutes at 250 degrees in the oven.

Sterilize half pints or pint jars ONLY and prepare lids and rings.

Fill jars with toasted pecans.  DO NOT ADD WATER OR ANY OTHER LIQUID TO THE JARS.

Wipe clean the rim of the jar.

Place lid and ring on jar.

Place in a pressure canner with appropriate amount of water in pressure canner.

Pressure can them at 5 lbs pressure for 10 minutes.

That's it!  It's really easy and they will last for years!


patsi
A Working Pantry

If you’ve found this post to be helpful please share about it with others or PIN it.  Thank you!

You can also follow me on Pinterest and on Facebook



12 comments:

  1. Are you able to process all nuts this same way? Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Aimee, all nutmeats can be processed this way!

      Delete
  2. Thanks for posting how to can pecan. This will free up room in the freezer. Can you please post how to can oats.
    Kroger in our area has their brand of cream cheese on sale for 10 for $10 sale ends tuesday.

    Betty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Betty, I vacuum seal the raw oats in quart jars using a vacuum sealer. Hope this helps!

      Delete
    2. Thank you so much, I will try to use my vacuum sealer.

      Betty

      Delete
  3. What is the advantage over putting them in a mason jar and vacuum sealing the lid on with a Foodsaver? I've been doing my nuts and dehydrated fruits and veggies that way and never had a problem. I can also reseal & vacuum the same jar in under a minute after I open and use some out of the jar. Less energy useage, less time spent. Not trying to be rude, just curious.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gardenpat, the oils in the nuts can and often does cause the nuts to go rancid. Toasting them and then pressure canning them prevents this from happening. Good question!

      Delete
  4. Can you not freeze the nuts to stop them going rancid. I put mine in the freezer in a ziplock bag...just wondering.
    I just love Pecan nuts but can't eat too many as my mouth goes funny. I have a bag in the fridge from good old Costco.
    Alexa-asimplelife visiting from Sydney, Australia

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like the canning method that way it doesn't take up your fridge and freezer space

      Delete
  5. Yes Alex you can but they will last longer if they are pressure canned. Good question.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Patsy, Thanks for the instructions! Now I just need to get some pecans!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love this idea and have so many pecans in the freezer but sadly, I don't have a pressure canner 🙂

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...