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Bottling Fruit
Thu 20-Jun-13
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eileen54
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I bottled some plums in brandy and sugar syrup today, but although I thought I had all of the air bubbles out, I hadn't. So now have some air bubbles in the jars. Does anyone know if this will affect the keeping quality of the fruit, or is it just an appearance sort of thing? The jars are sealing as I have heard the lids popping down.

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Thu 20-Jun-13
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It should be just fine.  I have found it impossible to exclude air completely but if a proper seal has formed the fruit should be safe.  I have some 2 year old bottles of cherry plums that had some air in and they are edible (no one has dropped dead yet).

Thu 20-Jun-13
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The air should not be a problem, the only thing it might do is change the flavour a bit,(Via oxidation) but in brandy I think that is unlikely.

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Thu 20-Jun-13
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Thank you

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Thu 20-Jun-13
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eileen54 said:

I bottled some plums in brandy and sugar syrup today

Have you shared your recipe on your website, Eileen? I would like to try it.

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Thu 20-Jun-13
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Yes Chris I put it on there with photos this afternoon. I haven't put quantities apart from the sugar syrup, but I used 1kg plums , which made just over 2 1 pint kilner jars, and I think I used about 1/4 bottle of brandy. Have no idea what they will taste like, never done them before and sort of made it up as I went along, will probably use the half jar at the weekend.

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Fri 21-Jun-13
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I am sure they will be delicious. Especially with the brandy!

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I came across a recipe over Christmas that I want to try, Candied Clementines, we have a handful,left in the fruit bowl and I thought I might give it a try...it does involve water bath processing at the end, but hey ho, it's a blowy day outside, rain is forecast, so I'm staying in all day anyway! Seems simple enough....famous last words!

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