Canning Recipes

Go ahead and stock up on the season’s ripest produce. These canning recipes spell out how to keep it in your pantry year-round.

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Watermelon Rind Preserves

This is an old-fashioned recipe and a wonderful way to reduce food waste. Watermelon rind preserves are not like traditional preserves that you buy in a grocery store. They are more like candied watermelon pieces in a cinnamon-spiced syrup. The watermelon pieces can be eaten plain or stirred into cakes and cookies, as you would use candied cherries, pineapple or citrus peel. Spoon the sweet syrup over warm buttered biscuits or stir it into hot or iced tea for sweetness. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

Spicy Plum Sauce

My flavorful fruit sauce is delicious over pork or poultry. The pepper gives it a little kick you usually wouldn't...