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Jars processed in a boiling water bath less than 15 minutes need to be sterilized.
fill boiling water bath canner about two-thirds full of hot water; set jars on rack and lower into water, letting water fill jars. Add wide-mouthed metal funnel and 1/2 cup (125 mL) metal measure for filling jars. Cover and bring to boil; boil for 15 minutes, timing so jars are ready at same time as pickles.