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
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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
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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
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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!
By CJ

Raw Fermented Beets

Rating: 5 stars
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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
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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)!

Strawberry Jam

Rating: 4.59 stars
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This is by far the easiest recipe I have found for strawberry jam without using a pectin. The jam is soft, spreadable and delicious.

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Rating: 4.39 stars
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This strawberry freezer jelly is quick, easy and delicious on toast, ice cream or even in milkshakes! Keep jars of this in the freezer and take them out when you are ready to use them. Once thawed, they will last approximately 1 month in the refrigerator. If it lasts that long!

Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Rating: 4.63 stars
267
These pickles taste so fresh and have just the right amount of dill and garlic. They taste great along-side a hotdog on a bun. They also taste great alone as a healthy snack. The pickles should be good for 6 weeks. Enjoy! You can also cut cucumbers into chips if you prefer a pickle chip instead of a spear.

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!
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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.

Tips For Beginning Canners

Yes, you can! Follow these steps to make your own pickles and preserves.

Mango Jam

Rating: 4.68 stars
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Mango Jam can be made with any variety of mangoes. Semi-ripe mangoes work best, but either raw or ripe mangoes may be used.