Home Canning Basics: Homemade Apple Preserves

Learn how to make the most of the abundance of Massachuestts' local apples! This class will cover selecting quality fruits, the kinds of products that can be canned and preserved at home, canning do's and don’ts, and the equipment you'll need to get started. We’ll discuss basic food preservation techniques as well and how to make delicious apple jams, jellies, butters, and sauces to enjoy all year long. You’ll leave with samples and the skills to start doing your own canning at home. Instructor: Afton Cyrus



Start Date

September 29, 2019









Sunday, 11am-2pm. Sep. 29

Instructors: Afton Cyrus


Afton Cyrus

Afton Cyrus is a Test Cook and Editor at America's Test Kitchen, where she develops recipes for a wide range of cookbooks and online content for the home cook. In addition, she is the owner of Jam Sessions, a small business making and selling small-batch, locally-sourced jams and jellies. Afton teaches canning and preserving classes throughout the Greater Boston area, and also offers private in-home canning parties for those who wish to learn or further develop their skills. Prior to her culinary career, Afton was a teacher and administrator in the Boston Public Schools, and she loves teaching students of all ages! Learn more at www.jamsessionsjam.com.