Canning supplies are the first step in making homemade preserves. Once you stock your kitchen with this list of basic canning equipment you’ll be ready to transform your fresh fruit or frozen fruit into homemade preserves.
Making jams, jellies, curds, marmalades, and other fruit spreads at home is a rewarding process. By crafting your own jams you can save money, control what ingredients are in your fruit preserves, and learn about the easy process of preserving foods.
Over the years I’ve enjoyed making many types of fruit spreads from jams and jellies to sweet butters and curds. Browse through all the canning recipes on my site here on this Canning Page. I am sure you’ll find recipes you’ll love making at home like orange-lemon marmalade, pecan praline sauce, and grape jelly.
Excellent resources online that provide information about how to preserve food at home include the following:
Read more about What is Pectin in this post that shares information about types of pectin and when it is necessary in jam and jelly recipes.
Here are the basic canning supplies that you’ll find useful as you learn how to preserve food. You may already have some of these– such as the stock pot. Other items like the jar lifter and magnetic lid wand will look funny at first but will become indispensable as you start making preserves.
Getting started in preserving and canning isn’t difficult but you do need to have the right canning tools. I’m guessing that once you get started with an easy jam recipe that you’ll catch the bug and will be canning all summer long!
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I hope you’ll find canning and preserving as rewarding as I have. Making preserves at home will not save you any time– there are more than enough options to buy at the grocery store– but you will delight in making quality jams, jellies and preserves to share with your family and friends. I’d love to hear what you make! Tag me on Instagram @abakershouse
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Holly Baker started the food blog, A Baker’s House, in 2011. She is the writer, recipe creator, and photographer for the site. Holly loves to bake and shares recipes for gluten free food, canning recipes, as well as traditional desserts too. Her recipes and food photography have been highlighted by BuzzFeed, Reader’s Digest, and She Knows.