small batch canning

Spiced Pickled Cherries

Ingredients: 1 lb Lambert (or other sweet, dark red) cherries 1 cup water 1 1/4 cup white vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 2 whole star anise 4 whole cloves 8 black peppercorns Directions: Prep your jars/lids. Evenly divide the spices and cherries between 2 pint jars. Combine the water, vinegar and […]

Apricot Sage Jam

Ingredients: 3 lb apricots, stones removed 2 1/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice 10-12 fresh sage leaves Directions: Lightly bruise the sage and place it into a tea ball. Place everything in a heavy bottomed pot. Stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and cook until thick, stirring […]

Plum-Rainier Cherry Butter

Ingredients: 4 lb plums, pitted and quartered 8 oz pitted Rainier cherries 1 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice Ingredients: Place all ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker, stir. Turn on low and cook overnight (about 8-10 hrs) with the lid slightly askew to allow for some evaporation […]

Meyer Lemon-Tangerine Ginger Jelly

Ingredients: 3 cups freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice 1 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice 4 cups sugar 1 packet dry pectin 2 inch knob ginger, thickly sliced Directions: Whisk the juice through a sieve to get rid of any pulp. If it goes below 4 cups, add more juice or […]

Minneola Old Fashioned (Cocktail) Marmalade

Ingredients: 8 minneola tangelos 4 cups water 4 cups sugar 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice 1/4 cup rye 1 vanilla bean, split 1 tablespoon orange Angostura bitters Directions: Wash the peel. Cut the minneolas in half across the “equator” and remove the pulp to a large, heavy, wide bottomed pot. Add […]

Grapefruit Segments in Vanilla Bean & Star Anise Syrup

Ingredients: 5 Texas Rio Star (red) grapefruits 1 cup sugar 2 vanilla beans, sliced along the seam water 4-6 whole star anise Directions: Sterilize your jars. Keep them warm until ready to use. Supreme the grapefruit. As you work, place the segments in a large measuring cup. Squeeze the membranes […]

Black Mission Fig Jam

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb Black Mission Figs, quartered & stems removed 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice* 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon bergamot extract Directions: Prep jars/lids. Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved. Add the lemon juice and […]

Pears in Sweet Tea Syrup

Ingredients: 10 Bartlett pears 5 cups water 2 cups sugar 3 Tazo Vanilla Rooibos tea bags Directions: Prep 3 quart jars. Peel, core and halve the pears. If you’d like, float them in water mixed with Fruit Fresh or lemon juice, to help retain their color. Pack them into the […]

Savory Pickled Beets

Ingredients: 3 lbs peeled, cooked beets cut into 1/4 inch slices 3 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds 2 teaspoons dill seed 2 teaspoons peppercorns 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon salt 3 bay leaves 1 1/2 cups white vinegar 2 cups water 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1 onion, sliced […]