Canning Recipes

Discover the art of canning with one of our homemade canning recipes, including best-ever dill pickles, homemade tomato salsa, and sweet jellies and jams. Gather your canning jars and give it a try. You'll be a canning artisan in no time!

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    Nectarine-Mango Jam

    Please your sweet tooth with a sunny slathering of fresh fruit jam. Juicy nectarines, lemon, and mango help every bite burst with bright citrus flavor. Pair it with berry scones or spread onto simple breakfast toast.

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    Pickled Beets

    These vinegar-soaked beets are as bold in flavor as they are in color. Whole cloves and a pinch of allspice add warm spiced flavor, while an infusion of cinnamon adds extra sweetness. For the best pickled beets, choose beets that are firm to the touch with smooth skins and crisp, fresh-looking greens.

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    Best-Ever Dill Pickles

    Enjoy this tangy classic with almost anything, including grilled foods, relishes, and more. The best cucumbers for pickling include Kirby, Persian, hothouse varieties, or gherkins. Be sure to remove the stem and blossom ends before pickling to avoid a mushy texture.

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    Canning Basics!

    In just a minute you can become a canning pro -- we have tips to make it stress-free.

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    Can-Your-Own Tomatoes

    The farmer's market during late summer months brings bushels of fresh tomatoes! Canning tomatoes is a snap. Fill your canning jars with juicy, in-season  tomatoes, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt -- then process and enjoy all year.

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    Homemade Sauerkraut

    New to fermenting? No problem. A slow cooker and some close tending are all you need to make this condiment favorite. You'll know it's ready when every spoonful of sauerkraut has a slightly crunchy texture and pleasantly tangy flavor. Stir it into soups and stews or layer it onto burgers and dogs.

    BONUS: Craving something sweeter? Try our apple-caraway version with a few easy tweaks.

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    Sweet Riesling Pickled Radishes

    We soak sliced radishes in sugar, spices, and Riesling -- a flowery white wine -- to achieve sweet yet punchy flavor. Serve them on a relish tray or as a delicious topping for salads and sandwiches.

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    Tomato-Basil Jam

    The zippy combination of lemon juice and fresh basil provides this subtle tomato jam with a pop of herbed citrus flavor. Look for tomatoes in mid- to late summer when they are at their best.

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    How to Make Jam

    Savor in-season fruits with homemade jam ... just don't skip these six steps!

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    Pickled Dilled Green Beans

    Get your green beans, pickled-style! Immerse a fresh bunch of green and yellow beans in cider-vinegar, dill, cayenne, and garlic, then tuck them in the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours before snacking away.

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    Strawberry Freezer Jam

    Summer is strawberry season. With four simple ingredients and three easy steps, you can have a pretty-in-pink strawberry jam ready to tuck into the freezer. If you prefer, you can enjoy this strawberry jam right away and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

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    Smoky Ketchup

    One-up classic condiments with our handcrafted spin on ketchup. This smoky version features the smooth combination of grilled tomatoes, onion, and cayenne pepper for kick. One taste, and you'll never go back to the bottled stuff.

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    Watermelon Pickles

    Think twice before throwing away the rinds from your freshly cut watermelon. Instead, make pickles! We soak ours in sugar, cinnamon, and whole cloves for a sweet summer snack or as a side to any grilled dish. Look for watermelons at farmer's markets from mid-June to late August.

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    Spicy Barbecue Sauce

    Grab a jar of this BBQ-tastic sauce and slather it on wings, ribs, pizza, and more. Savory spices and mix-ins, such as garlic, paprika, and fresh jalapenos, give it a mouthwatering kick.

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    Pickled Butternut Squash

    Vinegar-soaked squash gets a splash of sweetness with the help of honey, while garlic, oregano, and bay leaves provide fragrant flavor. Look for butternut squash from June to mid-November when it's at its finest.

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    Carrot Cake Preserves

    Enjoy sweet spoonfuls of carrot cake flavor without all the busy baking. Plump pieces of pineapple and raisins offer fruitiness, while heartwarming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg give the preserves homey flavor.

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    Blue Ribbon Corn Relish

    Complete with fresh onion, peppers, and corn off the cob, our tangy blue ribbon relish is an undeniable winner. Feeling adventurous? Try our cumin-poblano, apple-chutney, or olive corn relish variations with a few easy twists.

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    Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce

    Your pasta deserves the best, and our handmade garlic-tomato concoction fills the bill. Featuring garden-fresh herbs, sweet peppers, and brown sugar, it's an Italian recipe that's magnifico!

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    Port and Cinnamon Plums

    We soak plump plums in a silky, orange-infused ruby wine for a sweet taste of summer's bounty. Add a dash of cinnamon to give it rustic appeal.

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    Chunky Tomato Salsa

    Scoop up a crunchy tortilla chip full of tangy-fresh peppers, tomatoes, and onions. Add a splash of lime juice for zest and a little bit of garlic for bold flavor. This lively salsa will go fast, so you may want to make a double batch!

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    Peach Jam

    Craft your favorite fruit into a smooth, candylike jam. Here we transform soft juicy peaches into basil, cardamom, chipotle, and bourbon variations. Add a splash of lemon to each for bright freshness.

  • Next Slideshow Homemade Jelly and Jam Recipes

    Homemade Jelly and Jam Recipes

    Whether you're a canning master or just starting out, we have plenty of jelly and jam recipes to entice you. Classics like strawberry jam make an appearance, as well as new favorites like habanero-mint jelly.
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