Thursday, May 15, 2008

How To Can Butter

How To Can Butter

Ok, so why can butter you ask? Well because, one you can and it's fun and two, because I am working on food storage and with prices going up and up and gas the way it is and just a whole bunch of other reasons and I got this butter--Challenge Brand--for 99 cents a pound and if I can it, it lasts up to 3 years, but if I freeze it--only a few months.

Isn't it pretty! I love the buttery yellow jars. This is when they were in the cooling stage, so you can see various shades of creamy yellow.

Ok, so how do you can butter? Here's what you do.......

Use a high quality butter--Land O' Lakes, Challenge etc. Some cheaper brands will tend to separate, but you can experiment with your favorite brand and see how it does.

Ten pounds of butter will fill approximately 11-12 pint jars. I prefer the widemouth, but regular will work too.

Sterilize jars then heat in a 150 degree oven for 5 minutes.

While jars are heating, melt butter slowly in a very large pot ( I had to use 2 pots), until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Pour melted butter carefully into heated jars. Jars will seal as they cool. After jars have cooled for a couple of hours or til they are room temperature to the touch, give the jars a swirl to help prevent separation, being careful not to tip jars to the side, so nothing runs under the rim to break the seal.

Place jars in the fridge for several hours or overnight to allow butter to set back up. After they have set, remove from fridge, label them and store in pantry. Butter will store at room temperature for up to 3 years.


Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Hi Cathy!
Well, you have me here! I have canned about everything but not butter. I am going to take this as a personal challenge and try it next time butter is on sale! I can't believe you got some for 99cents a pound! Here the least I can get it on sale for is 2.50!
Hmmm, wonder how well butter ships?

Deena Davis said...

Wow! That's something. I've never heard of canned butter. What a deal at 99¢ a pound!!
Deena Davis

Theresa@take a sentimental journey said...

Hi Cathy, I would have never thought about canned butter. I remember my gmother canning lard after they killed a hog. She also canned sausage. Here in the south I can alot of okra, it tastes better than fresh I think.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh my goodness, I've never heard of canning butter. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing this idea.

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* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

This is one of the most amazing things I've seen/learned in a while!!
99 cents is an amazing price and the way things are headed upward in price, this is at least one way to save. Does the canning process alter it at all to change anything you might have to do in order to bake with it?

xo Rella

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