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Canning substitution question

LNG212 | Aug 25, 2009 12:45 PM

hi, all -- I am new to canning. I've made one batch using fruit already (boiling water canning) and would like to do more. My next attempt will be a pickling recipe. My canning book (Ball) says to never substitute when using their recipes.

This is my question -- the recipe I want to make (it's called jardiniere pickles) calls for green peppers. We don't like green peppers. Can I use red peppers instead?

I'm worried since they say not to substitute in the general instructions. I would, of course, use the same amount (1 lb is called for) required by the recipe.

What do you think? Thanks for any help/advice.

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