Jar size and processing time question
My husband wants salsa. My neighbor gave me the tomatoes. Since I am inherently lazy, I bought a package of Mrs. Wages salsa mix. It says use pint jars and process 40 minutes in a water bath. I would like to make 1/2 pints as there are just the 2 of us and I'm not a big salsa eater.
Can I use the 1/2 pints and process the regular time with no adverse effects on the end product or will it over cook in the smaller jars? If it will overcook can I safely cut the process time by 10 minutes?