Preserving & 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 canning—boiling-water and pressure, for example—and 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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If You're Struggling to Find Canning Supplies Right Now, You're Not Alone
Here's why you might not be able to find jars and lids to can this year's bounty—and when products might get restocked.
How to Can Green Beans Two Different Ways
If you learn how to make canned green beans at the start of the summer, you won't have to watch a single pod from your garden go to waste. Our step-by-step instructions for pressure-canning green beans are made both for beginners and pros, so no matter your skill level, you can preserve your fresh beans.
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How to Can Corn in a Pressure Canner
Take advantage of the abundance of fresh sweet corn that comes with summer and save it for the rest of the year. When you know how to make canned corn, you can savor those fresh-from-the-field flavors for months to come.
Pressure Canning Soup Recipes That Are Better Than Store-Bought Cans
With these soup recipes and your trusty pressure canner, you'll master pressure-canning soup recipes in just one try. But don't stop until you've tried at least one each of our pressure canning chicken soup recipes, vegetable soup ideas, and Mexican soups so your pantry is fully stocked.
How to Can Hot Peppers

Canning might make your peppers a little less fiery, but they'll be no less delicious—and you'll be able to save them much longer, too! We'll show you how to can hot peppers in both a boiling-water canner and a pressure canner, and how to stay safe when you're working with hot peppers and canning equipment.