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Canning for gift giving, for the holidays, for Christmas, and for party favors is fun and easy if you give yourself a little lead time and choose the right recipes. Below are the easy canning recipes and beginner friendly resources for canning confidently when you’re canning for giving gifts. Get ready for the best canning recipes for gifts!
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The Best Canning Recipes for Gifts
All the below recipes are pretty in their jars, crowd pleasers, and easy for you to make in any quantity so you can make enough for a your three besties, your kid’s teachers, or the whole office.
This post will share an easy homemade applesauce recipe that you can preserve in jars with the traditional water bath instructions OR the steam canning directions. I’ll also share my favorite jars for lunch box size portions of this healthy snack!
Jalapeno Pecan Jelly Easy Canning Recipe is delicious, spicy and sweet, and quick to make. This recipe is from a 5th generation pecan farmer friend, Kristen, from Texas, and she’s been kind enough to share her family’s jalapeño pecan jelly canning recipe with us all. You won’t believe how FAST this jelly recipe is…it might even be faster than my raspberry jam recipe! Read on for the easy recipe!
This salsa recipe is ranch-style because the onions, tomatoes, and peppers are roasted either under a broiler or on a grill until charred (blackened).
Spiced pear butter is easy, grown up in taste, and flavored with maple syrup, whiskey if you please, and spices. It’s delicious in your lunch box, in between the layers of a cake (instead of frosting!), and more. Read on for this simple spiced pear butter recipe!
This post will show you step by step how to can peaches in vanilla syrup with a splash of whiskey. The resulting preserve can be eaten out of the jar plain, are perfect on top of a cheesecake, waffles, or ice cream, or are a flavorful alternative to plain ol’ peaches in a pie or crisp. Read on for the tutorial!
These pickles are a blog reader favorite, for good reason! They are spicy and sweet and so giftable!
This easy canning recipe calls for stevia instead of sugar, which makes it keto-friendly, paleo-friendly, and most importantly, family-friendly. It’s a great lunch box option when canned in half-pint jars and is fast and delicious.
Bonus: A Recipe that’s Not a Canning Recipe
This 1-hour homemade coffee liqueur recipe can be prepared and dispensed into bottles for gifting or enjoying yourself in an hour. It is a simple recipe that my mother has used for years and this coffee liqueur is delicious both hot or cold in a variety of mixed drinks. It also is easily doubled and is best made with friends. Read on for a delicious homemade coffee liqueur recipe that won’t have you tied up in the kitchen all afternoon!
Before you begin these canning recipes for gifts
Read this post below! You can preserve large quantities easily with these tips.
Canning for a party can be a cost-effective, fun, impressive way of thanking guests for coming to your event. Before you think, “I don’t have time to make 40 jars of jam” hear me out.
To complete your jars, add this:
You need these canning jar labels.