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I left it out - safe to eat?

drucie Feb 25, 2009 05:55 AM

I made marmalade (kumquat.) This is a fast-jam recipe that you store in a regular container in the fridge - not canning/preserving where you boil the containers etc. The recipe says to let it cool then transfer to smaller containers, and that it will keep for 2 mos in the fridge or 6 mos in the freezer.

I left it to cool and forget it overnight so it sat out for about 11 hrs. Is it okay now to refrigerate/freeze as normal? Or do I need to toss it?

The only ingredients are kumquats & sugar.


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    jenhen2 RE: drucie Feb 25, 2009 06:03 AM

    I'd keep it and enjoy it!

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      DGresh RE: drucie Feb 25, 2009 06:08 AM

      jams and other things with a lot of sugar are pretty tough to spoil. It should be fine.

      1. Morganna RE: drucie Feb 25, 2009 06:44 AM

        This will be good until it molds. So long as there's no mold, it's fine.

        1. lupaglupa RE: drucie Feb 25, 2009 06:53 AM

          Ditto the above comments - unless you actually see mold it should be fine.

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            drucie RE: lupaglupa Feb 25, 2009 08:35 AM

            Excellent! Thanks guys:-)

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