Canning Newbie with question on understanding recipes (jar sizes)
This is my very first day canning anything, although I watched my mother and relatives put up produce during the summer.
I am making the chipotle ketchup recipe I found recommended here : http://recipecircus.com/recipes/Katie/PRESERVING/Smoky_Chipotle_Ketchup.html as well as a green salsa recipe.
I am trying to understand if the time for cooking in the water bath has any correlation with the size of jar used. I am not finding all recipes recommend a jar size and am confused if it's understood it refers to pint jars or if you can use whatever size you'd like but just make sure you cook it the time stated (plus altitude changes).
I won't eat an entire pint of ketchup in a reasonable time so would prefer to use 1/2 pint jars.
Any tips appreciated!