These easy canning recipes are perfect if you’re wondering how to can food for beginners. Each recipe has step by step instruction for water bath canning and steam canning and each of these easy canning recipes are FAST.
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Easy Canning Recipes
We’ve all heard of applesauce but what about the peach sauce? This recipe will share a great way of making peaches into a sauce that even babies can enjoy that’s thicker than just plain peach puree. Read on for the easy canning recipe with instructions for water bath canning AND steam canning!
Raspberry jam is one of the fastest preserves a person could make. Canning has a terrible reputation as being time-consuming- this recipe proves that canning can be quick, easy, and is a simple extension of the cooking process. Raspberry jam is a delight to give as gifts, easy to pick at U-pick farms, and delicious preserved in mason jars.
The beauty of this recipe is the naturally occurring acid that’s present in berries. This acid makes berries foolproof for beginners and makes it nearly impossible for you to make a mistake.
This easy canning recipe 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! There’s options for zero added sweetener, too!
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 easy canning recipe will share a great recipe for strawberry jam that can be halved or doubled and can be pureed smooth or not. It is versatile and easy, fragrant, and fast. Enjoy and be sure to download the printable version of the recipe to have on hand!
This tomato jam easy canning recipe is savory, herbal, and rich. It is amazing when paired with meat, goat cheese, pasta, and salty snacks. Read on for the step by step tutorial to make your own tomato jam!
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.
Carrot pickles are one of my favorite pickles because they aren’t cucumbers. I actually don’t care for cucumbers much, to be honest, which I know is really silly but they just don’t light my fire. Carrot pickles are always crisp and always delicious.
Helpful Posts For A Beginner
You’ll want to read these posts for pro tips on canning faster, easy canning basics, and canning the best way possible!
Steam canners are faster than traditional canners and are much easier. They can be used for any water bath canning recipe and save 25 minutes per batch. Learn how to use a steam canner in this post!
This post will share the best, most versatile canning jars for a new or experienced canner, that will double as food and drink containers in your home, and will help simplify your pantry and your canning process. Read on for the best canning jars!
Many canning recipes call for pickling salt, and curious canners want to know: Do you need to use pickling salt? I’ll explain what pickling salt is when you should use it when it is okay to skip, and you’ll want to dive into canning immediately because salt is salt, Wildflowers.
What Happens if You Forget the Lemon Juice? In many canning recipes, it is required that you add an acidifying ingredient like bottled lemon juice, citric acid, or vinegar. What happens if you forget? This post will explain. Spoiler alert: it ain’t pretty.
Do you have to simmer your canning lids? This post will explain whether or not you have to simmer your canning lids before putting them on your canning jars. Read on to get the scoop! Spoiler alert: The way your aunt is doing it is probably wrong!
Adjusting the processing time of your canning recipe based on your elevation or altitude sounds scary and is enough to make a beginning canner back up her canning jars and stick to freezer jam. Adjusting for altitude is actually very simple, and this post will explain exactly how to make the time adjustments so you know you are canning safely!
Did you know I’m a teacher? I love creating visual guides that help learners understand big ideas. If you’re a new canner, this guide is for you! I can help you dive into canning with a modern spin with the Canning Jump Start Guide- read on for the guide that will help you get started canning with visual guides, checklists, charts, and more so you can SEE how to get started canning!
This quiz will determine your preserving personality and once you read your results, you will be given some helpful suggestions for how to improve your canning game. We are all here to grow, right? Read on for the quiz, Wildflowers!
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