25 Great Canning Recipes to Save You Money
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Canning can be a great way to save money, if you know When to Buy Seasonal Fruits and Veggies by Month. People like me always love to see a fully stocked pantry of healthy and delicious food that they have preserved. This makes them confident in what they are feeding to their family and makes the winter months less worrisome. How will you feel when you know that every meal for the next few months has already been made? We have collected some of the most popular canning recipes to stock up your pantry.
25 Great Canning Recipes
Once you lay out the initial investment for supplies and jars? Canning can be quite frugal! If you are just getting started, I suggest taking advantage of yard sales and even thrift stores like St Vincent’s. I have scored pint canning jars there for $0.25 each – a steal compared to the over twelve dollar asking price for a dozen jars when new.
CANNING RECIPES FOR MEALS
1) How to make a Healthy Tomato Sauce recipe for Canning?
I grew up in a household where the only tomato sauce we were aware of was the homemade kind that was made from fresh tomatoes. Till today I have continued this tradition and prepare large quantities of homemade tomato sauce for canning purposes.
2) How to make Chicken and Vegetable Canned Soup?
Canned soup is a great alternative when you are hard-pressed for time to simmer all day. I have many canned soups, but this recipe is so flavorful with loads of shredded chicken and veggies that I have decided to share this with you all.
CANNING RECIPES FOR VEGGIES
3) How to Make Pickled Beets?
Just five ingredients go into this easy-to-prepare pickled beets side dish. I got this recipe from a farmer in my family many years ago, and since then, it has become one of my must-do canning recipes.
4) Instant Pot Sweet Potato Butter
The Fall is my favorite season, and this recipe is the perfect fall treat. You can just spread it over pancakes or bread to enjoy the most delicious breakfast of the Fall season. The kids can have this just before going to school.
5) Chow Chow
You will need to step back in time with this classic Chow Chow recipe. This spicy dish is made from cabbage, onion, bell peppers, and thinly cut jalapenos. If you are a fan of pickles, then you will surely love this.
6) Candied Jalapenos Recipe
Making candied jalapeno or cowboy candy as it is also known is very easy. One just needs to follow a few simple steps to snack on this sweet and spicy treat. You can serve them as evening snacks or as an appetizer with cheese balls and crackers.
7) Easy Refrigerator Pickles
Here in my garden, I have an abundance of cucumber. The refrigerator pickles are a great way to use the cucumbers and the onions from the garden. The refrigerator pickles are usually ready in under 24 hours, and although no canning is required, you can do so to lengthen its shelf life.
CANNING RECIPES FOR FRUITS
8) How to can Pears?
Everyone in my family loves pears, and it is very easy to can pears. The following is almost a step-by-step instruction of can pears, and even if you are new to canning, you would be able to do it.
9) How to Can Peaches?
The peak season for peaches is July and August, but you can enjoy this delicious fruit throughout the year if you learn how to can the peaches at home. Just stock up on the fruit during the season so that you can enjoy the goodness of the fruit all year long!
CANNING RECIPES FOR JAMS/JELLIES
10) Blueberry Jam
The Blueberry jam recipe that is I am going to share today is very simple and will allow you to make delicious breakfasts every day. The instructions have been fully illustrated so that you can easily prepare the jam following the recipe.
11) My Secret to A-MA-ZING Cherry Jam
I have been hooked to jam making ever since I made my first jar of jam around 2 – 3 years back. The cherry jam is very delicious and is completely fuss-free. The recipe uses less sugar, which means you do not have to worry about the health quotient.
12) Peach Rhubarb Jam
It is a great canning recipe, and it is a great jam recipe if you are new into jam making. The recipe is an easy one, and since you do not need many ingredients, it is rather cheap.
13) Rhubarb Jam
The rhubarb is flourishing this season, and it is an ideal time to make jam and put them in cans so that it can be used later on. Since I have rhubarb growing in my yard, I plan to make as many jars as possible so that it lasts for a long time.
14) Apple Pie Jelly
The apple pie jelly recipe is very easy to make and fun to eat too! I always believe that this jelly is the most versatile one as you can use it on your bread, on the top of your cheesecake, and even use it as a dip.
15) Instant Pot Spiced Honey Pecan Butter
You must be wondering how Spiced Honey Pecan Butter would taste like? Well, you should try it at least once to know its amazing taste. I love using this on pancakes as it turns them into a real treat.
16) Fresh Blackberry Micro Jam Made in the Instant Pot
I love to use my instant pot to churn out micro jams as everyone just loves them. This time I plan to share with you a fresh blackberry micro jam, which is an easy and quick treat.
17) Apple Pepper Jelly Made in the Instant Pot
I know everyone is fond of pepper jelly, but I love tweaking recipes, I did just that with this one too. With the addition of apple, the sweetness of the recipe has gone up by a few notches. You can have this with a sandwich or even a burger.
18) Instant Pot Strawberry Jam Recipe
The whole family loves the Instant Pot Strawberry Jam, and we always have a few jars stashed away in the pantry. The kids (Both Miss Sarah and the Hubster) in our family love this instant pot recipe.
19) How to Make Lilac Jelly?
I love making flower jellies, and last year I made both wild violet jelly and dandelion jelly. But this year I am concentrating more on the Lilac Jelly as it has a delightful floral taste, and my neighbor let me harvest a few cups of blossoms from her tree. It is best served on warm pieces of bread.
20) Canning Blackberry Apple Jam
This particular jam recipe is delicious and very easy to make. We all know that apple and blackberry go well together, and we have managed to jam recipe that is rich in taste and can be easily preserved.
21) Lemon Ginger Marmalade
This homemade and totally canning friendly lemon ginger marmalade is perfect for spreading on bread or biscuits. You can also make delicious desserts with the marmalade. You will love the scent of it, and you will get hooked on it as soon as you have a spoonful.
22) Grapefruit Marmalade with Vanilla
Grapefruit is considered to be a newcomer in the citrus clan, but they taste great when you make marmalade with it. The Grapefruit Marmalade with Vanilla tastes great when put on ice-cream or when mixed with honey. One can even spread it on buttered toast for a delightful morning.
23) Spiced Plum Jam Recipe
The spiced plum jam recipe is a great canning recipe and is also one of the better ways to preserve plums. It is one of these jam recipes wherein I have not used pectin, which makes it ideal for gifting also.
24) Eggplant Cinnamon Jam
The words eggplant and jam together might just unsettle you a bit, but when you add cinnamon to it, you get a delicious result. It is one of the tastiest jams in this world and is so simple to prepare!
25) Old Fashioned Grape Jam
Grape jam is a sort of ‘lost’ recipe as not many people make it nowadays. Perhaps, people do not remember that grape jam is pretty delicious, and it has made a comeback with this old school recipe.