Enjoy the flavors of summer all year long. Discuss canning techniques, recipes, equipment, and more with the Chowhound community.

15 Canning Tips for Complete Beginners

If you're trying your hand at canning for the first time this year, you're not alone. While it's not quite as tricky as creating a sourdough starter, there are some important things to keep in mind...

Are Canning Jar Lids Scarce For 2021?

by MunchkinRedux 15 days ago

Even in non-pandemic years, I typically stock up on canning jar lids early spring, and well before they become scarce mid-summer. 2021 is starting to look like a repeat of 2020 however. None of t...

2/5, Noon, Interested in becoming a Master Food Preserver?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"2021 MFP Volunteer Training - Information Meeting February 5, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Contact: ucmfp@ucanr.edu Sponsor: University of California Master Food Preserver Program Details: The fol...

Is my canning recipe safe?

by Katie17050 4 months ago

I just canned 24 jars of marinara sauce as Christmas gifts, but now I'm questioning my recipe. After reading more, I'm seeing that I should have added a little citric acid or bottled lemon juice to...

Dried Fruit in Canning?

by NonnieMuss 6 months ago

In the past few years I've made ATK's Balsamic Fig jam and it's just amazing. Then Trader Joe's stopped carrying their frozen figs, and they will be around $12/lb. here when they come into season....

Learn how to safely can fresh tuna! Thursday, Sept 17, 5:30- 6:30pm (University of Calif Master Food Preserver Program)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

"The Master Food Preserver volunteers are once again offering home food preservation demonstrations...virtually for now! Tuna - Learn how to safely use a pressure canner to safely preserver...

The 'Perfect' Fig Preserves Recipe?

by cmsmith 9 months ago

I'm looking for a recipe for fresh fig preserves that has less sugar and probably less cooking time. I have not yet been successful in turning out a fresh tasting fig preserves. Does anyone have ...

Can I Make Marmalade from Juice Instead of Fruit?

by obillo 8 months ago

I want to make bitter-orange marmalade. The problem is the oranges: they're known in Spanish as "naranjas agrias" or "amargas," but I can't find them in any Manhattan markets. They originate in Ind...

organic cane sugar for canning?

by amyatkendall 11 years ago

Can I use organic cane sugar when I make fruit preserves in the same way I've used regular plain sugar in the past? I'm assuming I can - I suppose for generations people used cane sugar that was...

Gopher Chow Chow?

by kenchaa 10 months ago

I have no idea why it was labeled as such, but as a child I had my Grandmothers "Gopher ChowChow". It was a pickled/canned sweet/sour vegetable mixture from the middle of Nebraska. Beans, onions, c...

What am I doing WRONG?

by Stephcat 12 months ago

In these crazy times I thought it would be a good idea to start canning meals. I have the time, why not. I have followed all the protocols. I have boiled the jars and rings. I got 75% pops. I ...

Does anyone add salt in their jams?

by N_Little 2 years ago

I'm looking to make a raspberry lemonade jam, focusing on the flavor of the lemons, but I'm afraid it will be too tart to be used as a convetional spread. I heard of and have tried salt on lemons b...

Pectin recommendations

by wvetrone 1 year ago

I would like to make some high quality jams. I want to buy the top of the line pectin but I am very new to this area. Does anyone have any recommendations? And/or vendors to buy it from?

BPA - canned fish

by borisabrams 1 year ago

Hi! I was wondering if anyone knew any stores/brands selling BPA-canned fish. I can only see Wild Planet, which seems to only be tuna. What i really want is sardines and salmon! Thanks!

Reprocessing pickles

by Danybear 1 year ago

Recently I purchased a humongous can of Maille Gherkins at COSTCO's business centre. Can't resist a bargain, but need to know if I can break down the can and re-process (can) the pickles without se...

Too late to heat process my jelly and jam?

by soccermom13 1 year ago

About 7 days ago, I made apple jelly and Italian prune plum jam. I put it into sterilized jars then screwed on plastic lids. I had hoped to clear out some freezer space for these jars, but I now ...

Canning lid fail

by OhioLadyBug 2 years ago

I’m pretty new to canning (2 years). A couple months ago I PC’d quarts and jars of pinto beans with bacon and onions. I cooked at the right times 60/90 at 10 lbs. They all sealed with a ping, ping,...

Forgot to put salt in my canned tomatoes

by Jewelscanning 5 years ago

I just canned tomatoes an forgot to put salt in them an they boiled in a canning pot for 45 min do I need to redo them please help

Old fashioned southern treat... Pickled spiced peaches

by ggeorgio 1 year ago

When I was growing up, when preparing for guests, my mother served pickled spiced peaches with the meal which were the highlight on her southern table. I always begged at least one from my mother, ...