DRY HEAT PROCESSING

 

FOR:   Grains and grain products

    Dehydrated foods

           Dehydrated foods too moist for storage with oxygen absorbers

    Nuts, cocoa, etc.

Fill clean, dry canning jars with food.  Place open jars in a preheated 200o oven leaving an inch or two between the jars.  Leave the oven door ajar to allow moisture to escape.  Heat quarts 10 minutes; pints 5 minutes.  Remove hot jars from the oven.  Put clean canning lids and rings tightly on the jars while they are still hot.  Allow to cool.  The lid will seal, but a vacuum may not form in the jars so the lid may still push in when it is pressed.  As long as the lids seal, the jars will be airtight.