First, you need to find a wreath ring. I found mine at the dollar store. Then, you will need some candle rings. I used these ones from Amazon.
Next, you will need to fill your mason jars with water. You want the water to be about 1 inch from the top of the jar. I found that it was easiest to use a funnel and fill each jar individually.
Once you have filled your jars, place the lids on top and screw the bands on tight. You want to make sure that they are very tight because this will ensure that no water will leak out of the jars.
Place your jars in the canner and bring the water to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, you will want to let it boil for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and let your jars sit in the hot water for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove the jars from the canner and let them cool on a towel or cooling rack.
Once your jars are completely cooled, you will want to check that they are sealed properly. Press down on the center of each lid. If it pops up and down, it didn’t seal. You can either put the jar in the fridge and use it first or reprocess the jar using a new lid.
You will also want to check that your jars are sealed by removing the ring and lifting the jar by the lid. If it stays put, it’s sealed.
You can store your jam in a cool, dark place for up to one year.
And there you have it!