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Preserving Pears - Recipes and How-to Instructions

Preserving Pears

Pears are one of the easiest fruits to preserve with excellent results as far as both flavor and texture. They may be canned, dehydrated, or put up as chutney, pear butter, or in delicious preserves.  

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Water Bath Canning

Boiling water bath canning is the easiest way to make shelf-stable jams and pickles right in your own home. Follow these steps to safely can foods in a water bath canner.

Ways to Preserve Quince

Lumpy, knobby and hard, quince undergo a magical transformation in cooking and preserving. Here's a few of our favorite ways to put quince up.

Savòr, an Italian Quince Conserve

Savòr, a quince conserve from the northeastern regions of Italy, is an unusual and delicious condiment to sharp cheeses.

Pickled Nopales

Pickled nopales, or cactus pads, are delicious alongside meats or as a vegetarian taco filling. Here's how to keep the slimy factor down.

Good News: Home Canning Just Got Easier

Two new changes to the home canning process with Ball and Kerr jars and lids make home canning even easier and faster than ever.

Award-Winning Louisiana-Style Hot Sauce

An easy DIY hot sauce made from fermented peppers that rivals the stuff on the grocery store shelf.

Why Can't I Can Pumpkin Butter?

I see canned pumpkin butter on the shelves. Why can't I can it at home?

Just-Add-Water Garden Vegetable Soup in a Jar

Dehydrated vegetables and stock make for a quick and easy soup, and makes a great gift.

Vegetable Stock Powder

Make your own bouillon, or powdered vegetable stock, by dehydrating vegetables and herbs

Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe

Cooked in a slow cooker, apple butter is one of the easiest and yet most delicious preserves you can make, and it can be canned for long-term storage.

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