Canning & Preserving
What if you had food stability and didn’t have to worry about food shortages? Imagine opening your pantry to shelves full of canned produce, jams, jellies, meats, soups, stews and everything in between. Discover just how easy it is to home can produce and so much more with 50+ canning recipes. Once you start you won’t want to stop.
What Can You Can At Home
Growing up my mom canned and preserved and so did our neighbors. It was just normal to me. I was always in awe of the canning done by an older lady from church. She had shelves and shelves of canned produce of every kind. Blackberries, carrots, beans, jams, jellies, tomato sauce and so much more.
Old Fashioned Canning Recipes
Whether you grew up on a farm or the skill of preserving was handed down to you or you value homegrown and handmade. Canning isn’t so old fashioned anymore.
It’s not uncommon in the summertime to see people buying flats of tomatoes from the farmers market to make homemade salsa or tomato sauce. Below you will find tons of old fashioned, new and inspiring canning recipes to try.
Types of Canning
There are several different ways to can. Steam canning, water bath canning and pressure canning (not to be confused with pressure cooking). We are going to focus on water bath canning and pressure canning recipes.
Water Bath Canning
Water bath canning essentially is a boiling water bath for mason canning jars. You place your prefilled jars in a water bath canner filled with water and cook to a predetermined time which differs between recipes. This seals the jars.
It is important to note that only high acidic foods can be water bath canned. For example pickles, tomatoes and applesauce can be water bath canned.
Pressure canning is a controlled process used for preserving food with a pressure canner. Pressure canning is the only safe method for low acidic foods like meats, meals in a jar, carrots and potatoes.
Canned goods and preserves make amazing gifts for Christmas and other holidays. For example a jam trio, salsa, a chutney and cheese package are all great gift ideas.
In an effort to inspire you and share some amazing canning recipes with you we have compiled 50+ canning recipes that include jams, fruit recipes, vegetable canning, tomatoes, pickles, sauces and so much more.
We have included a few freezer jam recipes which aren’t traditional canning recipes but are quite popular with those wanting to preserve the seasonal harvest.
Easy Peach Pineapple Freezer Jam – Melissa Southern Style Kitchen
Apricot Freezer Jam – Farmhouse Harvest
Super Easy Peach Freezer Jam – The Cafe Sucre Farine
Raspberry Freezer Jam – Cooking Classy
Low Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam – Dessert Now Dinner Later
Jams & Preserves Recipes
Vanilla Pear Jam – Jen Around The World
Maple Peach Whisky Jam – Kelly Neil
Carrot Cake Jam – Canning Crafts
Pina Colada Jam – Vintage Mountain Homestead
Small Batch Fig Honey Jam – Flavor The Moments
Caramelized Onion Jam – Attainable Sustainable
Fruit Canning Recipes
Applesauce – Creative Homemaking
Watermelon Lemonade Concentrate – Vintage Mountain Homestead
Plum Butter – Nitty Gritty Life
Canned Lemon Curd – Practical Self Reliance
Canning Pears – Grow A Good Life
Vanilla Peaches – Self Proclaimed Foodie
Vegetable Canning Recipes
Pressure Canning Green Beans – Country Living In Caribou Valley
Canning Corn – Sustainable Cooks
Canning Bell Peppers – New Life On A Homestead
Pumpkin Butter – Frugal Navy Wife
Canning Butternut Squash – Healthy Canning
How To Can Carrots – A Modern Homestead
How To Can Dried Beans – Simple Ecology
Homemade Ketchup – Free Range Life
Marinara Sauce – Back To Our Roots
Tomato Soup – Creative Homemaking
Roasted Tomato Sauce – Free Range Life
Pizza Sauce – Hidden Springs Homestead
Pickled Vegetables – Hearth & Vine
Pickled Green Beans – Rachel Cooks
Pickled Beets – One Hundred Dollars A Month
Kosher Dill Pickles – Lana’s Cooking
Pickling Asparagus – Oregon Cottage
Salsa, Relish and Chutney Canning Recipes
Peach Salsa – Nitty Gritty Life
Pico De Gallo – Little Red Farmhouse
Zucchini Salsa – Homesteading Where You Are
Cowboy Candy – Old World Garden Farms
Bruschetta In A Jar – Healthy Canning
Roasted Tomatillo Sauce – Grow A Good Life
Meat Canning Recipes
Canned Pulled Pork – Creative Homemaking
Canning Turkey – Practical Self Reliance
Pressure Canning Chicken – Hypertufa Gardener
Canning Corn Beef – Frugal Like Grandma
Meals In A Jar
Ham & Bean Soup – Grateful Girl Cooks
Canned Vegetable Soup – Ultimate Food Preservation
Turkey & Gravy – Canning & Cooking
Canned Sloppy Joes – Mason Jars & Mixing Bowls
White Bean Chicken Chili – Homesteading Family
Homemade BBQ Sauce – Premeditated Leftovers
Enchilada Sauce – Carlsbad Cravings
Chinese Garlic Sauce – Ela Vegan
Smokey Sweet BBQ Sauce – Ultimate Food Preservation
Green Enchilada Sauce – Gimme Some Oven
Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce – A Family Feast