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Home-canned butternut squash

Course Vegetables
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel and seed the butternut squash.
  2. Cut into 3 cm (1 inch) cubes.
  3. Blanch the squash cubes 2 minutes in boiling water.
  4. Pack into half-litre (US pint) jars or 1 litre (US quart) jars.

  5. Leave 3 cm (1 inch) headspace.
  6. Top up with clean boiling water (such as from a kettle, for instance), maintaining headspace.
  7. Debubble, adjust headspace.
  8. Wipe jar rims.
  9. Put lids on.
  10. Processing pressure: 10 lbs (69 kPa) weighted gauge, 11 lbs (76 kpa) dial gauge (adjust pressure for your altitude when over 300 metres / 1000 feet)
  11. Processing time: half-litre (US pint) jars for 55 minutes OR 1 litre (US quart) jars for 90 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Wash the butternut squash before peeling, so that you aren't driving surface bacteria into the flesh as you peel.

Don't blanch the butternut squash cubes for longer than 2 minutes, or it will break down a lot.

Tip! If you are doing a lot, it can help to prep all the butternut squash cubes the day before and store overnight refrigerated in large bags. The next day, bring out of the fridge about an hour before use to warm up, then proceed with the blanching of it.