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Canning Recipes to Preserve the Summertime Garden Abundance

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Whether from your own garden or orchard, or from your CSA box or farmers market, the abundance of summer is at its peak. Here, I give you a collection of some of my family’s favorite canning recipes for bottling up the flavor of summer. Oh, how you will enjoy these in the depths of winter!

New to home preservation? Start with this post to learn the basics of canning equipment. It will help you understand why you need specific equipment and how to use it. To make sure you have enough of your favorite canned goods to last through the winter, check out the simple system I use to keep track of my pantry.

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Canning Recipes to Preserve the Summertime Garden Abundance

When the gardens and orchards of summer are laden with fruit, it’s the perfect time to think about preserving some of that produce! 

Home Canning with Confidence

If you’re new to canning but love the idea of filling your pantry with shelf-stable pantry items, consider investing in this Home Canning with Confidence e-course with my friend Melissa Norris from Pioneering Today. 

In it, Melissa covers everything from basic canning safety to pressure canning your own meat. (Yes, you can do that!) Head over to Home Canning with Confidence to learn how to embrace this method of food preservation and keep your pantry stocked with homegrown produce!

Easy Canning Recipes for Novice Canners

Canning Safety

Canning is an excellent way to preserve food for the pantry, but there are some important safety considerations to keep in mind. 

  • Know the difference between water bath canning and pressure canning. Low acid items must be pressure canned for safety. 
  • Altering ingredients may change the recipe’s pH, posing a safety issue. 
  • Use the proper jars and lids. Never reuse lids, with the exception of the Tattler lids that are intended for such a purpose.
  • For more on canning equipment, please go here
  • This recipe has been made following safe canning procedures.

Related: 10+ Food Preservation Methods to Consider

grapes with jar of grape jellyOriginally published July 2014; this post has been updated.

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Kris Bordessa

Kris Bordessa founded Attainable Sustainable as a resource for revitalizing vintage skills. Her book, Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living (National Geographic) offers a collection of projects and recipes to help readers who are working their way to a more fulfilling DIY lifestyle.

3 comments… add one
  • MarieClaude Aug 5, 2014, 9:18 am

    Unfortunately I can’t find lilikoi in Georgia. I used to pickk them of the trees on Big Island, Hawaii.

    • Kris Bordessa Aug 5, 2014, 9:36 am

      I’ve heard that some ethnic markets will carry liliko‘i juice in their freezer section…

    • carol May 5, 2015, 4:13 am

      You can buy pulp in the freezer at Walmart. Look for the small section of frozen Mexican products (not Mexican frozen food plates…real food products).

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