STORING YOUR PRESERVES
Most preserves, unless specified in the recipe, can be stored in a cool, dark place. The area needs to have a constant air flow – preserves exposed to light during storage will discolour. If the climate you live in is hot, wet or humid, the safest place to store preserves is in the fridge. Once a jar of any preserve is opened, it must be stored in the fridge. If stored properly, most unopened preserves can last for up to a year. However, it’s worth noting that as a preserve ages it will gradually change in colour and texture – usually becoming darker and thicker. The preserve is still fine to eat, providing it smells good and is mould-free. It is not safe to eat any food that has become mouldy during storage.