15 Easy + Delicious Home Canning Recipes

These canning recipes for jellies and marinades, tapinades and pickled vegetables use both traditional canning methods and some quick-preserving tricks too and will inspire you to savor the growing season all year long.

April 13, 2020

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Apple Butter

You can't go wrong with good ol' apple butter. It's a cinch to make with a slow cooker and a few pounds of apples.

GET THE RECIPE: Savor the Harvest With This Apple Butter Recipe

Pickled Cranberries

Not a fan of cranberry sauce? Try them pickled! Pickled cranberries are perfect for use as a condiment or holiday cocktail garnish.

GET THE RECIPE: Pickled Cranberries

Fig & Olive Tapenade

A little sweet, a little salty, this mouthwatering spread from Stephanie Rose of Garden Therapy is heaven on a rosemary cracker.

GET THE RECIPE: Olive and Fig Tapenade

Peach Rosemary Glaze

Peach and rosemary make an unlikely but delicious pairing in this preserve that tastes heavenly on roasted chicken or pork.

GET THE RECIPE: Natural Sugar Preserving Peach Rosemary Glaze

Canned Pears

Pear season is in full swing in autumn. Can this delicious fruit now to take full advantage of lower prices and local availability.

GET THE RECIPE: How to Can Pears

Crabapple Jelly

Crabapples are in season late summer into fall. If you know someone who has a crabapple tree, snag a bowl or two to make this delicious jelly.

GET THE RECIPE: Crabapple Jelly Recipe

Pumpkin Butter

A slow cooker is a wonder appliance when it comes to making fruit/veggie butters. This pumpkin butter recipe requires just a few ingredients dumped in a single pot for an oh-so-yummy spread that's ready to eat and can in an afternoon.

GET THE RECIPE: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

Spiced Apple Pie Filling

A juicy, crisp apple is well worth the wait. The only thing that may be slightly better is a warm apple pie. Take the family apple picking and stock up on some tasty apples to make this easy spiced apple pie filling.

GET THE RECIPE: Canning 101: Spiced Apple Pie Filling Recipe

Canned Carrots

Carrots are a cool-season crop that's ready for harvest about two and a half months after planting. Canning carrots is a perfect way to preserve these vitamin-packed veggies for use until next fall.

GET THE RECIPE: How to Can and Preserve Carrots

Grape Jelly

Grape jelly is the creme de la creme of jellies. Made from just the juice of grapes (usually Concord), this homemade spread is a delicious treat.

GET THE RECIPE: Grape Expectations: How to Make Grape Jelly

Pumpkin Puree

In order to make pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread, you need pumpkin puree. Once you see how easy it is to make your own, you'll skip the store-bought stuff.

GET THE RECIPE: Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

Citrus Marmalade

Citrus is available year-round, but it's in full season from late fall into winter. Tangy citrus marmalade is simple to make with seasonally available citrus and, when canned, makes a thoughtful holiday gift.

GET THE RECIPE: Citrus Marmalade Recipe

Pickled Beets

Boasting one of the highest sugar contents of any vegetable, the sweet and colorful beet pairs incredibly well with a tart vinegar brine. When pickled, beets make a delicious condiment for cheese trays or appetizers.

GET THE RECIPE: How to Pickle Beets

Peach Jam

Enjoy the taste of a vine-ripened peach well into autumn with a delicious peach jam made without commercial additives.

GET THE RECIPE: Homemade Peach Jam Recipe

Fig Preserves

In-season in late August to early September, fresh figs are fragile and have a short shelf life. Preserve them whole now to use in your holiday baking.

GET THE RECIPE: How to Make Fig Preserves

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