Canning & Preserving

Tangerine and Honey Marmalade
Tangerines, a type of mandarin orange, get their name from Tangier, a sea port of Morocco from which they were first shipped. I like to use honey tangerines in this marmalade, and I also add honey to create an interesting blend of flavors. More »
Blueberry Bonanza
This recipe uses the same blueberries to make two different products: a thick old-fashioned berry butter and a luscious silky blueberry syrup. Once the juice is extracted for the syrup, the remaining blueberry pulp is used to make a lightly spiced butter. More »
Preservation Society Fruit Cocktail
Fruit cocktail is such a beautiful idea — almost dessert in a jar — but the version we all grew up on is pretty sad. One summer, walking through the market to choose fruit for the evening’s canning class, Camilla Wynne was overwhelmed by choice and decided to make her own version. Open a jar,... More »
Canning / Preserving Tips
Just as it does in baking, higher altitude affects home canning recipes. As elevation - or altitude above sea level - increases, water boils at lower temperatures that are less effective for killing harmful spoilage microorganisms.      Heat processing directions in the Ball/... More »
Sour Cherry Lemonade Concentrate
This syrup is a boon to have on hand in the pantry on a hot summer’s day. If you’re on your own, add a few tablespoons to a glass of ice water, then refrigerate the rest for the next time you get thirsty. If you’re serving a crowd, pour the whole jar into a big pitcher and dilute to taste. For a... More »
Strawberry Lemon Concentrate
The sweetness of fresh, ripe strawberries adds the perfect balance to tart lemons in this recipe. Preserving the freshness allows you to serve this summertime favorite at any special occasion throughout the year. More »
Apple Rum Raisin Conserve
Simply delicious — a perfect blend of complementary tastes! Toast the nuts, if desired, before adding them. More »
Orange Passion Fruit Micro-Mini Jam
Passion fruit can be expensive, but this small-batch jam allows you to indulge without breaking the bank. More »
Spiced Pickled Peaches
This pickle is a savory treatment for peaches that highlights their natural fruity flavor and adds a bit of kick. More »
Peach Passion Fruit Jam
This is a beautiful — bright orange flecked with little black orbs, which crunch delightfully. If you are not a fan of crunch, however, feel free to remove the seeds by straining the passion fruit pulp before combining it with the other ingredients. More »
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