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    please, can someone tell me for how many years will unopened jars of homemade jam last, and still be safe to eat? thanks.

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    I've eaten home made jams that are 8 years old. They get thicker and darker but taste just as good.
    (I don't clear my cupboards out as often as some people! )
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    If it's not gone mouldy and looks / smells OK then it's fine. Cleared my jam cupboard out on Friday and found a jar of blackberry & apple and rhubarb & ginger from about 3 years ago and they both tasted mighty fine on toast on Saturday morning

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    Yep, with you both there, it seems to get better with age like wine and as long as there's no mould, it's fine. I do have a jar from last year, but the rest of it went within months (grandchildren).
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    Like cheese you can remove the mould from jam and eat without any ill effects

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    We've recently finished the last jar of damson- made 1992

    It got left and left because I'd not removed the stones and it was almost dangerous to eat!

    Good flavour- perhaps a bit more chewy
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    I currently have a jar of Mme Pastis' redcurrant jam in my cupboard, dating from 2004, and its perfectly scrummy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULW View Post
    Like cheese you can remove the mould from jam and eat without any ill effects
    I''d quite forgotten that Paul, my mum used to do it with jam and she did it with cheese come to think of it.
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