Why Did My Fruit Jams Separate After Canning?

Why Did My Fruit Jams Separate After Canning?

Emma Christensen
Jun 23, 2014
(Image credit: Dana Velden)

Q: I canned some pureed strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, and cherries. I used lemon juice, a small amount of orange juice, a small amount of pectin, and a small amount of stevia. When the jars were finished, the meat of the fruit was at the top and the liquid was at the bottom. What am I missing here?

I read that you did not have to use sugar or pectin. Is this separation a result of not putting lids on correctly, not cooking the fruit long enough, not enough pectin, not getting rid of enough bubbles, or what? Any thoughts?

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