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Preserving

Recipes for pickling, canning and freezing.

Home Canning Fruit & Vegetables: Processing Times star
Recommended canning methods with recommended processing times for pint jars and quart jars.

Home Canning Recipe Index star
Recipes for pickles, relish, canned fruit, jams & jellies - New recipes coming soon!

Homemade Applesauce star
Applesauce can be made in large quantities and canned using the boiling water bath canning method

An Important Message About Jam & Jelly Making star
Paraffin or wax seals don´t prevent mold growth and are no longer recommended for sealing jams and jellies.

Apple Butter - Crockpot Recipe star
This recipe makes a rich, dark, spicy-sweet Pennsylvania Dutch style apple butter. You won´t find apple butter like this in a grocery store!

Blue or Black Plum Conserve Recipe star
Do you have a ton of plums on your tree this year? Try this ultra-yummy way to preserve plums. It´s great as a dessert or a side with savory foods. Believe it or not, it also tastes great on cold cheerio-style cereal, if you´ve run out of milk.

Boiling Water Bath Canning star[offsite link]
Boiling water bath canning is recommended for processing high-acid foods such as fruit, jams & jellies pickles, relishes, and tomatoes. This site, from the Virginia Cooperative Extension explains equipment Preparation, food preparation, processing, and testing the seal.

Canning Your Own Fruits and Vegetables star[offsite link]
Canning is a great way to preserve vegetables and fruits for your own use or for gifts. The basic principal is simple: during the canning process, food is heated to a high enough temperature to stop the decaying action of enzymes and/or bacteria and other microorganisms in the food. The food is then stored in sterile, airtight containers to prevent contamination.

Cherry Almond Chutney Recipe star
Do you love cherries? Do you have an abundance of cherries on your tree this summer? Try this fabulous sour cherry recipe; it really works best with sour cherries.

Home Canning Basics star[offsite link]
If this is the first time you´re doing home canning, look here for information on canning methods, jars, lids, equipment - just about everything you should know to start canning.

Home Canning of Fruit and Fruit Products star[offsite link]
This university page has easy to follow directions for canning and good recipes too.

Home Canning Recipes from Mountain Breeze Kitchen star[offsite link]
A personal homepage with a long list of tried and proven canning recipes...including a variety of pickle & relish recipes, pie fillings, salsa & more.

How to Freeze Green Beans star
Freezing is the easiest way to preserve fresh summer green beans to enjoy all year long. For the highest quality and nutrition, they should be frozen at the peak of freshness.... as soon after harvesting as possible.

Jelly and Jam Recipes star[offsite link]
A wonderful assortment of recipes for jellies, jams and marmalades from the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service.

Noll´s Home Canning and Freezing star[offsite link]
An excellent source of canning information and recipes. This wonderful site has step-by-step, illustrated directions for many canning procedures.

Preserving Pie Fillings star[offsite link]
Pie fillings are an excellent way to preserve an abundance of fruit. Here´s recipes for fruit fillings from Ohio State University Extension.

Pressure Canning star[offsite link]
Pressure Canning is the safe way to can low acid vegetables, meats, etc. This site, from the Virginia Cooperative Extension has a safety checklist, and information on equipment preparation and processing, plus a 3-way test for checking the seals on jars.

Successful Home Canning star
Here´s my easy to follow guide with the basics you need to know for successful home canning..

The SureJel Hompage star[offsite link]
Expert tips and advice on creating blue ribbon jams & jellies. If you´ve ever thought about entering your own home-made jams & jellies in competition at a county or state fair, go here to find out when and where they will be in your area.

Vegetable Freezing Chart star
Most fresh vegetables must be "blanched" before they are frozen. Blanching is a two-step process... Step one is immersing the vegetables in boiling water. In step two, the boiled vegetables are quickly cooled in cold water. This chart list blanching times.

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