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- 05-07-2010, 03:06 PM #1Tuber
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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.
- 05-07-2010, 03:35 PM #2
I've eaten home made jams that are 8 years old. They get thicker and darker but taste just as good.
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- 05-07-2010, 03:48 PM #3
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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- 05-07-2010, 03:58 PM #4
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).Granny on the Game
- 05-07-2010, 04:33 PM #5Cropper
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Like cheese you can remove the mould from jam and eat without any ill effects
- 05-07-2010, 04:44 PM #6
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"Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple
- 05-07-2010, 05:08 PM #7
I currently have a jar of Mme Pastis' redcurrant jam in my cupboard, dating from 2004, and its perfectly scrummy.Bob Leponge
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