Canning and Preserving Recipes

Jams, preserves, pickles and more! You'll find just the right home canning recipe right here.

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Rummage Relish

Rating: 4.62 stars
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This recipe has a mixture of red and green tomatoes plus a few other vegetables to make a zesty relish that tastes great on sandwiches.

Grapefruit Marmalade

Rating: 4.75 stars
3
Ruby red grapefruit and sugar is all you need to make a slightly bitter, sweet, and tangy marmalade. Try this on toast or, for a twist, use it in any recipe calling requiring orange jam or marmalade. I have used it on meatballs and chicken wings with delicious results. Make sure you use organic grapefruit to ensure an edible zest.

Preserved Cherries

Rating: 5 stars
1
Preserve sweet or sour cherries to remind you of summer all year round. Easy to make, keeps well all winter, and makes a great gift for friends and family.

Apricot Jam

Rating: 4.49 stars
57
I love to save money, especially with my big family. So making my own jams and jellies is a favorite hobby of mine to share with my kids. This jam is not only fun to make, but it is also very delicious. There's nothing like your own fresh jam on toasted Italian bread.

Spicy Cayenne Tomato Jam

Rating: 4.86 stars
5
This tomato jam has a sweet and spicy kick that goes great with meats and cheeses. Serve it up with grilled chicken and pork or slather over some crusty baguette with ricotta cheese. Enjoy!
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Raw Fermented Beets

Rating: 5 stars
1
The health benefits of fermented foods are well established, and they're tasty to boot! If you're lucky enough to have a bumper crop of beets, try this easy recipe. Once beets are fermented, store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

Fig Jam

A spiced fig jam to serve on toast for breakfast or to upgrade your next PB&J. The jam will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

Fermented Kosher-Style Dill Pickles

Rating: 4 stars
1
These old-fashioned deli-style pickles are created entirely by fermentation, without the use of vinegar. This recipe produces a quantity that fills a half-gallon Mason jar. If you like, add a few non-traditional chile de arbol peppers for their red visual appeal (and spiciness)!

Pickled Beets

Rating: 4.5 stars
184
This recipe was given to me many years ago by an elderly farmers wife and has been one of my 'must do' yearly canning recipes. If you have a large amount of beets, just keep repeating brine until your beets are all gone! Enjoy!

Damson Plum Cardamom Jam

Rating: 4.65 stars
20
The Damson plum makes a tart, flavorful, soft-setting jam that is a rich, deep wine-colored spread for cookies, waffles, bread, or anything else, really. Cardamom adds an unusual and subtle perfume to these preserves. Though this recipe does take some time to complete, the majority of the cooking time is hands-off. The best part? You will not need to purchase pectin from the store! Adjust the sugar content to your liking, erring on the side of less sweet, as the jam will cook down considerably.

Hot Italian Giardiniera

Rating: 4.78 stars
202
This is Italian giardiniera. It is wonderful on Chicago style Italian beef sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, French dips, pastas or even as a pizza topping. You can even snack on it as is if you choose. Once you taste it you will figure out what you prefer to use it on.

Grape Honey Jam

Rating: 3.8 stars
5
Thick and jammy without added pectin, this is pure purple heaven on toast.
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Inspiration and Ideas

220+ Recipes for Homemade Preserves

Use those sweet summer fruits to make your own jam, or get a head-start on holiday gifts with hot pepper or wine jellies.

Onion Jam

Rating: 4.61 stars
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A family favorite. Expect a few wrinkled noses maybe at the title, but result is worth the effort. Maybe not for beginning cooks since there's a couple potentially tricky steps. Serve a cup of jam over a bar of cream cheese with crackers, or as a spread for meat sandwiches. Keep in refrigerator in covered container for up to two weeks.