Canning & Preserving

Home Preserving Gift-Giving Ideas
Gifts of preserves are wonderful to give and to receive. Fun combinations of savory preserves wrapped in clever packaging are certain to thrill any recipient, and you'll know you're giving a gift made with love. Be sure to label each jar with the contents, your name (it's nice for people to know... More »
Pina Colada Jam
This delicious jam speaks for itself. It’s got all the flavors of the classic cocktail, but is socially acceptable to eat for breakfast. The chunky texture, full of chewy coconut, also makes it a pretty choice for a dessert component — on ice cream, between cake layers, stirred into mascarpone...... More »
Pickled Roasted Red Peppers
These versatile peppers can be used in spaghetti sauce, as a sandwich filling, to garnish a salad, to add a twist to an antipasto platter or as a gourmet pizza topping. More »
Bumbleberry Jam
Bumbleberry, or jumbleberry, is a mix of berries and other fruits, such as rhubarb or apples. Wonderful in pies and crisps, it’s also a great jam combo. More »
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 »
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