I have made a chilli jam and it did not set so I thought I could use it as a hot dipping or stir fry sauce. If I open the jars and tip it into glass bottles How Long would the shelf life be

  • Howdy! In the future, you can get more detailed answers if you provide information like the recipe you were using.
    – FuzzyChef
    Commented Oct 2, 2023 at 17:55

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Unless the chili sauce consists of 20% or more vinegar, it needs to be refrigerated after opening. This is true regardless of whether you originally made it as jam.

Given that, I'd advise leaving it in the heat-sealed jars until you want to use it.

  • There are companies that sell alternate lids to use with mason jars. I’ve seen some that give a bottle-like too that you could use to avoid needing to transfer the contents. I can’t recommend any specific products, as I’ve never used them, but as an example: amazon.com//dp/B097M8XSS2
    – Joe
    Commented Oct 2, 2023 at 20:31
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    ... with the warning of don't swap lids until you're ready to put the leftovers in the fridge.
    – FuzzyChef
    Commented Oct 2, 2023 at 22:58
  • Right, if they’re currently processed to be shelf stable, only change to the bottle top type lid when you want to use it
    – Joe
    Commented Oct 3, 2023 at 9:00

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