Canning & Preserving Recipes

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White Chili

White chili, with its chicken and white beans, is a great alternative to a tomato-based chili. Use a pressure canner to make and preserve this dish for later use. When you serve your white chili, garnish [more…]

Ingredients for Pickling

Pickling preserves food in a brine solution. The perfect balance of salt, vinegar, water, and herbs and spices can safely preserve your pickled food. You can achieve this balance by precisely measuring [more…]

Lime-Ginger Marmalade

This combination of lime and ginger is very Hawaiian. Although you may think pairing lime and ginger in a marmalade sounds odd, give this marmalade recipe a try — it might just become one of your favorites [more…]

Thick and Rich Tomato Paste

This tomato paste recipe uses a lot of ripe tomatoes and produces a thick, rich paste. Roma tomatoes give the paste a wonderful flavor, but you can use any variety of tomato that you want. [more…]

Homemade Apple Butter

Apple butter is kind of a cross between a jam and homemade applesauce. The rich flavor and wonderful aroma of this apple butter can transform a plain piece of toast into something decadent. [more…]

Pear Chutney

When pears are ripe, get busy making this flavorful pear chutney. This recipe for pear chutney calls for a spark of heat from cayenne pepper to balance the sweetness from golden raisins and brown sugar [more…]

How to Prepare Canned Tomatoes

Each tomato variety has its own color, flavor, and texture. When preparing canned tomatoes, choose tomato varieties that boast good canning results on the tomato plant’s tag or use a proven Heirloom variety [more…]

How to Prepare Canned Corn

Before you prepare corn for canning, start with corn that has the husks on and the silk attached. This allows you to assess the corn's freshness. Choose ears with brightly colored husks that are free of [more…]

Preparing Canned Onions

Onions are a staple ingredient in many recipes. Their savory flavor often is the finishing touch to your favorite meal. Canning and preserving onions leaves them soft but flavorful. Keep these onions in [more…]

How to Can and Preserve Apples

Canning fresh apples is a great way to preserve large quantities of the fruit in a short period of time. Buying and canning apples when they are in season saves money, and you can be assured of the best-flavored [more…]

Canning Peaches, Apricots, and Nectarines

Peaches, apricots, and nectarines are flavorsome fruits, and by canning them yourself you can save a lot of money. Prepare canned peaches, apricots, and nectarines using a light syrup so that you can enjoy [more…]

How to Can Raspberries and Blueberries

You can use canned raspberries and blueberries to make smoothies or pies, and they make a sweet addition to oatmeal. When canning and preserving berries, you want perfect whole berries that aren't soft [more…]

How to Prepare Canned Pears

All varieties of pears can and preserve well, so use your favorite variety. After cutting and peeling the pears, treat your fruit with an antioxidant to prevent discoloring. Use a product such as Ever-Fresh [more…]

Preparing Sweet Pickle Relish

Pickle relish is a staple in many kitchens. Use this pickled treat anytime you’d use a pickle relish, on a hamburger or hot dog, in tuna salad, or when you want to add flavor to a sandwich. One advantage [more…]

How to Can Fresh Green Beans

Garden fresh green beans are a staple for any pantry. When you can green, string, Italian, or wax beans, select beans that are tender and small. Remove the ends and strings from the beans. Can them whole [more…]

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