Preserving and Canning
Don't let a single piece of produce go to waste when you can easily can or preserve it with our guide to canning and preserving. It's economical and allows home cooks to experiment with foods that might not be in the supermarket and know exactly where their ingredients come from. If you've never tried canning at home, review our basic, step-by-step instructions as well as tips on headspace, time, and temperature requirements to ensure food safety. We'll also help you learn about the various types of canningâboiling-water and pressure, for exampleâand discuss when you should can and when you should freeze. For handy reference, we offer charts with tips and instructions on both methods. We'll walk you through step-by-step how to preserve some of the most commonly used fruits and vegetables. Jams and jellies are great for preserving the delicious harvests for the coming year, and our experts explain tips and helpful information.
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General Canning Steps
Step-by-step instructions for canning like a pro.
Safe canning depends on processing foods at a high-enough temperature for the correct length of time.
Leaving the correct amount of space between the food and the jar rim is essential when freezing or canning.
Using a Boiling-Water Canner
Use this type of canner for fruits, tomatoes (with added lemon juice), pickles, jams, and jellies.
Using a Pressure Canner
Use this type of canner for vegetables.
What Is Canning?
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How to Freeze Peaches
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Canning and Freezing Fruits
Generally, heavier syrups are used with sour fruits, and lighter syrups are recommended for mild-flavored fruits.
Canning and Freezing Tomatoes
When your garden yields more tomatoes than you know what to do with, think about canning them.
Canning and Preserving Charts
Preparation tips and instructions for boiling-water canning -- both raw and hot packs -- and freezing your favorite...
How to Freeze Fresh Green Beans
Freeze fresh green beans from your garden or the farmer's market to enjoy them all year long.
Jam & Jelly Tips
Follow these tips and enjoy a sweet treat all year.
Pickle & Relish Tips
Ensure success with these tested tips.
How to Make Pepper Jelly
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