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Bottled lemon juice
Raspberries, blackberries or quartered strawberries
Boiling water

For each pint, put 5/8 cup lemon juice and 3/4 cup sugar in a hot, clean pint jar. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Add 1 cup berries. Pour in boiling water to 1/2-inch headspace.  Release air bubbles. Wipe jar rims. Put on hot lids and canning rings. Process using the raw pack method in a boiling water canner or process in a pressure canner according to the chart below.

Boiling water canner

Processing time at altitudes of

0 -1,000 ft 1,001 - 6,000 ft Above 6,000 ft
Pints 15 minutes 20 minutes 25 minutes

Weighted gauge canner
Processing time Altitude 0 -1000 feet Above 1000 feet
Pints 8 minutes 5 lb 10 lb

Dial gauge canner
  Processing time 0 - 2,000 ft 2,001-4,000 ft 4,001-6,000 ft 6,001-8,000 ft
Pints 8 minutes 6 lb 7 lb 8 lb 9 lb

To drink: Pour contents through a sieve into a half gallon pitcher. Press the fruit through the sieve. Add water to equal one half gallon. Serve cold.




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