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

Citrus Cantaloupe Butter

This sweet, chunky cantaloupe butter gets its warm spice flavor from the cinnamon. Orange sections and lime juice give it...


Easy Pickled Vegetables

This pickled vegetables recipe was handed down to me by my mom. It's been in the family for years. These...


Canned Nectarines in Honey Syrup

Nectarines are in season for such a short time, you'll want to do whatever you can to extend the season....


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The Best Marinara Sauce

I developed this marinara sauce recipe with a friend to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes. Now...

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Best Ever Sweet Pickles

I pack away homegrown cucumbers every summer. This recipe is based on the pickled veggies in Brown Eggs and Jam...


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62 Timeless Canning Recipes Only Grandma Knew to Make

These vintage canning recipes bring back happy memories of our grandmothers. One taste of these preserves or pickles and you'll...

Chipotle Sauce

I grow a huge garden every year to help feed my family of seven. My sister shared this recipe with...


Spicy Plum Sauce

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


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Homemade Canned Spaghetti Sauce

DIY canning spaghetti sauce recipes are a tomato grower's dream come true! Use up your garden bounty and enjoy it...


Spicy Chunky Salsa

Vinegar adds a refreshing tang to this sweet tomato salsa. It's wonderful as is, but for more heat, leave in...

Slow-Cooked Peach Salsa

Fresh peaches and tomatoes make my salsa a winner over store-bought versions. As a treat, I give my coworkers several...


Annie’s Original Salsa

I spent 5 years working on this recipe. Everyone loves it, and it's one of the few recipes that is...


Chunky Salsa

This fresh-tasting salsa is wonderfully chunky. If you like it hotter, add more habanero peppers; if you prefer a mild...


Mild Tomato Salsa

I got this salsa recipe from my sister, and my children and I have been making batches of it ever...

Spicy Mustard

When I make this mustard, I add fresh horseradish from our garden and vinegar seasoned with homegrown tarragon. —Joyce Lonsdale,...


Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Here’s a sweet and spicy twist on salsa. Served with chips, it’s an excellent party starter. It also adds a...


Texas Jalapeno Jelly

A jar of this sweet and spicy jelly is always warmly appreciated. To add an extra southwestern accent, I trim...


Bread and Butter Pickles

My mom always made this crisp bread and butter pickle recipe when we were kids, and she gave me the...


Pickled Peaches

Fresh peach quarters soaked in vinegar, sugar and warm spices are a classic southern treat. Serve with ice cream, pound...


Wild Plum Jelly

I've had this wild plum jelly recipe for ages. Each year when the plums are ripe, I'll fill my pail...


Peach Chili Sauce

I've been eating and serving this tasty chili sauce since my childhood—it's always been a favorite. —Barb Townsend-Batten, Blenheim, Ontario


Habanero Strawberry Jam

I love spicy and sweet dishes! This tastes excellent layered over a bar of cream cheese and served with crackers,...


End of Garden Relish

We dollop this tangy relish on burgers, hot dogs and salads. It’s a cool way to use up garden produce,...

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Watermelon Rind Pickles

"Waste not, want not" has always been smart advice—especially when it produces picked watermelon rind that's so refreshing. —Taste of...


Caramelized Onion Jam

This savory caramelized onion jam is very good served with meats—we especially like it with venison. People who enjoy garlic...


Apricot Amaretto Jam

This thick, chunky apricot jam was my grandma's recipe; it's lovely to make something for my family and friends that...


Dandelion Jelly

I have made this jelly for many years. It has a wonderful honey taste and friends and family are always...


Sweet Zucchini Relish

Classic relish is made with cucumbers, but this tangy and sweet zucchini relish is packed with zucchini, peppers and onions....


Very Berry Spread

Two kinds of berries make this jam deliciously different. I always keep some on hand.—Irene Hagel, Choiceland, Saskatchewan