4 Classic Canning Recipes for Can-It-Forward Day

On Friday, July 22nd, the iconic 130+ year old Ball® canning brand is going digital with its 6th annual Can-It-Forward Day,

Hosting the international event on Facebook Live.

Viewers can tune in and watch unique recipe demos from 10:00AM-3:30PM on the Ball Canning Facebook page, including never-before-seen recipes. In the true spirit of “canning it forward”, for every like, share, reaction and comment on the Can-It-Forward Day Facebook Live videos, the Ball  brand will make a $1 donation to one of five local charities across the country. Participants can also pledge to can-it-forward by signing up via the online pledge page.

In the spirit of the upcoming canning celebration, here are 5 recipes from some of our favorite preservers!

Pickled Green Tomatoes

This recipe for Pickled Green Tomatoes is a delicious departure from the classic cucumber spears. Created by Ball Fresh Preserver Angie Holden, this recipe calls for garlic and dill which adds a ton of flavor! Tip: Green tomatoes may be used during all phases of ripening. If it’s late fall and your plants are done, the green ones will remain firm once pickled and will have a tart finish.

Apricot Lavender Jam

From the All New Ball Book of Canning & Preserving comes this delicate Apricot Lavender Jam. Created by Chef Sarah Page of Jarden Home Brands, this recipe gains an aromatic and floral note from the lavender but makes for a perfect pairing with a cheese plate and crackers.

Peach Chipotle Salsa


Yesterday On Tuesday

Peach Chipotle Salsa? Talk about a powerhouse of flavors! Ball Fresh Preserver Malia Karlinsky created this recipe that combines freshly grown produce like peaches, bell pepper and onion with herbs like cilantro and garlic. You’ll want to have your bag of tortilla chips ready!

Fiesta Peppers


Garden Betty

Linda Ly of Garden Betty created this recipe for Fiesta Peppers that really brings the heat! You can use either serrano or jalapeño peppers and we recommend throwing this delicious mixture on a sandwich or fresh salad.

Spicy Heirloom Tomato Chutney

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Food in Jars

The sugar and raisins are what tones down the heat in this recipe for Spicy Heirloom Tomato Chutney, made by Marisa McClellan. She recommends dolloping this chutney in your favorite grain bowl for a punch of flavor.

What stands out as a favorite for you? Share with us on social @BallCanning and don’t forget to tune in this Friday, July 22nd for the 6th annual Can-It-Forward Day!


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