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Anyone know if we can CAN butter? Anyone know how to dehydrate butter? In His Grace, Sissy

-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (, September 19, 2001


Yes, you can can butter. I did it pre-y2k but I'll have to find the instructions for you. It does work.

-- Deena in GA (, September 19, 2001.

Okay, I'm finally back with the instructions for canning butter. Sorry it took me so long, but my 16 year-old daughter had surgery on her knee Fri. and we have been consumed with that for a while.

Canning Butter

Only use high quality brand butter. Heat mason jelly jars (I used pint jars) in an oven @250* for 20 minu tes (not the rings or seals). While jars are heating, melt the butter slowly till it comes to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes. Pour melted butter in hot jars, be careful not to get any butter on rim of jar. If you do, wipe it off carefully with a clean damp cloth. Add seal and ring. They will seal as they cool. Shake them gently a few times during the cooling process to keep the butter from looking separated, but this is not necessary. Put in refridgerator to harden agail. Once hardened, remove and store on shelf. They will keep for three years.

-- Deena in GA (, September 23, 2001.

Deena, thankyou for posting this. How is your daughter doing since surgery? In His Grace, Sissy

-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (, September 23, 2001.

Sissy: Just be careful to follow the directions exactly. I canned some butter that I made, and hadn't quite gotten all the buttermilk out of it, however, thought it would be fine. After about a week, all the jars "unsealed". Bummer. The only thing I can think of is that I hadn't washed that batch of butter as I was working it, otherwise, all the other batches sealed and stayed that way. Jan

-- Jan in Co (, September 23, 2001.

Thanks for asking about my daughter, Sterling. She is doing pretty good, but still in pain and running mom around. LOL She had a completely torn ACL (ligament) and they had to cut part of a tendon and use it to reattach the ligament. Then they tacked up the PCL because it was stretched and damaged too. We are just happy to get it over with. She has been having problems with this leg for over 2 years but they never did a MRI until this past spring and even it did not show the torn ligament. Her doctor was sure it was torn though. We have learned to push when you know there's a problem but doctors don't seem to agree. It was much more extensive than they expected.

-- Deena in GA (, September 24, 2001.

I saw on CS? that you can't can milk, but i found this info and thought since you are trying to can butter you might be interested.

-- Stephanie Nosacek (, September 25, 2001.

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