These canning ideas and recipes are perfect for your harvested fruit and veggies. Store them longer by checking out this complete list! With these canning recipes and ideas you can enjoy the fruits of your labor longer. It’s a great way to be prepared for anything, too.
26 Canning Ideas and Recipes Perfect for the Homestead
Canning is one of my favorite methods to store and preserve food. In my opinion, it’s something every homesteader should know how to do in order to keep their produce last longer. So if you’re harvesting some fruits and vegetables, make this your next homesteading project. Check out this roundup of canning ideas and recipes you can try for a little home canning. Enjoy! Don’t forget to grab some mason jars before you get started!
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1. DIY Fig Jam
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Get more fig even after its season. Grab the jam recipe here.
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Enjoy apple butter anytime you want by making your own batch. See how you can make it here.
3. DIY Lemon Sage Mustard
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Why buy store-mustard when you can make your own and can it? Check it out here.
4. Homemade Jalapeno Salsa
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Make everyday a party by making your very own homemade salsa. Get the recipe here.
5. How to Can Dill Pickles
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Pickles anyone? If it’s your first time canning, try this recipe. It’s super easy. See it here.
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6. Canned Pizza Sauce
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Making homemade pizzas is so much fun. You get to pick whatever toppings you want. It’s even better when you make this pizza sauce that you can use all year-round. See how here.
7. DIY Canned Zucchini
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Try canning zucchini with other vegetables. I’m sure you’ll love it. Check it out here.
8. Delicious Homemade Blueberry Sauce
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Love pancakes? Just imagine having homemade blueberry sauce with it every morning. Glorious! Recipe here.
9. Grilled Peach Jam in a Can
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Got toast? Then you need to make this. Check it out here.
10. Canned Crushed Tomatoes
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Here’s an easy way to have tomatoes ready anytime you need them. See how to can it here.
11. DIY Healthy Tomato Paste
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In case you’re not into crushed tomatoes, how about a homemade tomato paste? Get it here.
12. DIY Jellied Cranberry Sauce
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Make this, and I’m sure you won’t buy the commercial counterpart ever again. Check it out here.
13. DIY Damn Good Strawberry Jam
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Get the recipe for a strawberry jam that will have you craving more.
14. Home Canned Vegetable Beef Soup
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Love soup? You’ll have a fresh bowl of vegetable beef soup ready all the time. Get the recipe here.
15. How To Can Dilly Beans
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I’m sure you’ll agree, there’s nothing quite better then a good pickle. See how you can make it here.
16. DIY Pickled Beets
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These beets get better with age. So, start prepping, and they’ll be ready to eat in two weeks. Get the recipe here.
17. Amazing Canned Watermelon Butter
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Have you ever heard of watermelon butter? It’s magnificent! See how here.
18. Chocolate Blackberry Jam in a Can
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Blackberries and chocolate? That’s the dream! Get the recipe here.
19. Canned Homemade Pesto
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Why just preserve herbs when you can turn them into a delicious pesto for your pasta and bread? Check it out here.
20. Canned Mandarin Orange
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If you can’t get enough citrus, buy a bunch and preserve them. See how here.
21. Canning Beans
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Want to know how to can beans? This DIY tutorial will help you out.
22. How to Make Coffee Jelly
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Coffee drinkers celebrate, here’s a coffee jelly recipe you can make and preserve.
23. DIY Ginger Pickled Carrots
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Harvesting some carrots? Try this canning recipe I’m sure you’ll like. Check it out here.
24. Canning Chickpeas
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Try it, and I’m confident you’ll agree that this version packs so much more flavor than store-bought. See it here.
25. Make Pickled Cherries
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Warning: There’s a possibility you won’t be able to stop munching from the jar. See how you can make it here.
26. Canned Lemons
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Love lemon with your tea? Then start canning and preserving them by following this step-by-step tutorial.
Canning Jars 101
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Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you pick the best canning jar for the job. Read more here.
And if you need more tips, here’s a beginner’s guide to water bath canning:
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Or you can also try canning with a pressure cooker:
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Ever considered canning cheese? Well watch this video tutorial from katzcradul to find out how:
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Canning is a great way to preserve food and have them ready anytime you need them. We have to remember that not all fruits and vegetable grow all the time, so it’s good to have some canning ideas and recipes for when you’re craving something out of season. Take a survey of your garden and think of which one you’re canning and cooking with first!
Did you enjoy this list of canning ideas and recipes? I’d love to hear which recipe you’ll try first. Let me know below in the comments!
Do you want to try a different method of preserving food? Learn how to dehydrate food next!