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Canning recipes make it possible to have summer all year long. Try our recipes for canning beans, salsa, jam, pickles, relish, beets and more.
  • Pickled Green Beans

    Dilly Beans are a farmhouse staple and common to old preserving books. They’re equally happy as part of a relish or antipasto tray or at a picnic with burgers and brats. This recipe is from Urban Roots in Springfield, Missouri. 

    Pickled Green Beans 

  • Mexican Corn Salsa

    Mexican Corn Salsa

    We love the sweet heat of this sunny salsa. This recipe comes from the Glass Rooster Cannery cooking school and farm store in Sunbury, Ohio.

    Mexican Corn Salsa

  • Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade

    Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade

    Strips of lemon peel give this tangy preserve a delicious bitter edge.

    Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade

  • Bread & Butter Pickles

    Bread & Butter Pickles

    Be sure to use small pickling cucumbers, which have fewer seeds and crisper texture than English or salad cucumbers. This recipe comes from the Glass Rooster Cannery cooking school and farm store in Sunbury, Ohio.

    Bread & Butter Pickles

  • Chunky Tomato Salsa

    Chunky Tomato Salsa

    Tomato plants gone wild? This giant batch of salsa will help deplete the vines.

    Chunky Tomato Salsa

  • Carrot-Cake Jam

    Carrot-Cake Jam

    Slather this jam on toast with cream cheese, and your breakfast will taste like a dessert.

    Carrot-Cake Jam

  • Sweet-Hot Peppers

    Sweet-Hot Peppers

    Look for Hungarian hot wax peppers at farmers markets or sub banana peppers. This recipe comes from the Glass Rooster Cannery cooking school and farm store in Sunbury, Ohio.

    Sweet-Hot Peppers

  • Peach Chutney

    Peach Chutney

    This recipe from the Peach Barn Cafe in Alto Pass, Illinois, makes just 2 1/4 cups, but if you have an abundance of peaches, you can make multiple batches of this recipe and can them.

    Peach Chutney

     

  • Fresh Green Tomato Relish

    Fresh Green Tomato Relish

    Don't let any hard, unripened tomatoes go to waste! Pile this gingery, sweet-tart relish on brats or hamburgers, or serve it over grilled fish. The relish keeps well in the fridge for 1 week, but if you like, it can be canned for longer storage or to be given as gifts.

    Fresh Green Tomato Relish 

  • Chowchow

    Chowchow

    We've packed a bushel of veggies into this tangy Southern-style relish. Serve it alongside ham and beans or pork chops—and don't forget the corn bread!

    Chowchow

  • Peachalope Jam

    Peachalope Jam

    Lemon, nutmeg and walnuts add layered flavor and texture to this unusual jam. This recipe comes from the Glass Rooster Cannery cooking school and farm store in Sunbury, Ohio.

    Peachalope Jam

  • Zucchini Relish

    Zucchini Relish

    If you have a food processor, use it! This zingy relish requires lots of chopping. Try it on brats or burgers, or even with grilled chicken or pork chops. This recipe comes from the Glass Rooster Cannery cooking school and farm store in Sunbury, Ohio.

    Zucchini Relish

  • Ratatouille-Style Tomato Sauce

    Ratatouille-Style Tomato Sauce

    This eggplant-laden sauce is a hearty, meatless alternative to spaghetti sauce. This recipe comes from the Glass Rooster Cannery cooking school and farm store in Sunbury, Ohio.

    Ratatouille-Style Tomato Sauce

  • Blueberry Chardonnay Jam

    Blueberry Chardonnay Jam

    This jam doesn't taste boozy; the white wine just deepens the flavor, like red wine in a stew. This recipe comes from the Glass Rooster Cannery cooking school and farm store in Sunbury, Ohio.

    Blueberry Chardonnay Jam

  • Pickled Beets

    Pickled Beets

    Allspice, cinnamon and cloves flavor these sweet-sour beets. If only large beets are available, quarter or chop them into chunks after peeling in Step 1.

    Pickled Beets

  • Hot Pepper Mustard Butter

    Hot Pepper Mustard Butter

    Thanks to the thickener Clear Jel (available online), this unusual sandwich spread has a luscious, creamy consistency. If you want a milder taste, use 4 ounces of hot peppers and 4 ounces of mild peppers. This recipe comes from the Glass Rooster Cannery cooking school and farm store in Sunbury, Ohio.

    Hot Pepper Mustard Butter

  • Garden Salsa Jam

    Garden Salsa Jam

    This jam is made with the fresh veggies you might find in salsa.

    Garden Salsa Jam

  • Step-by-step guide to canning

    For your first canning venture, pick just one recipe. Invite a friend, and set aside time to savor the process—and have fun! Here's our guide for how to can.

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