Sharing is at the heart of home canning and something created by hand, and made with love, is what fills each jar.In fact, a recent survey done by Newell Brands, makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, found that nearly three quarters (71%) of gardeners share more than half of the food grown in their gardens. To celebrate the peak canning season, and to provide you with inspiration for sharing those delicious summertime flavors with family and friends, we’ve compiled four of our favorite canning recipes for you to “Can-It Forward” all year long!
Corn and Cherry Tomato Salsa
The perfect gift for the host of your next party, this Corn and Cherry Tomato Salsa has a light jalapeno kick that you can also incorporate into your favorite taco recipe. We recommend preserving this tasty creation in the new Ball® Sharing Jars, which are great for gifting and benefit the hunger organization, Feeding America. Find the recipe online here or in Ball® Canning Back to Basics: A Foolproof Guide to Canning Jams, Jellies, Pickles, and More.
Mixed Berry Jam
This Mixed Berry Jam recipe allows you to choose your own favorite flavors of summer as you mix and match strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and/or blackberries. Preserve using the Ball® Collection Elite® Half-Pint Jam Jars and gift this sweet treat to your favorite friends and neighbors during the holidays, or you can use the jam yourself in fun, new ways by adding a spoonful to your morning yogurt or in making a Berry Balsamic Dressing and Marinade!
Bread and Butter Pickled Beets
Pickling beets just got easier with the new Ball® & McCormick® Sweet and Tangy Bread & Butter Pickle Mix, which prepackages the perfect blend of spices to make this recipe a piece of cake (or should we say, a slice of beets?). You can also add the flavors of fresh, summer produce to your next fall tailgate party by using your pickled beets to make a Roasted Potato and Pickled Beet Salad!
Another recipe from Ball® Canning Back to Basics: A Foolproof Guide to Canning Jams, Jellies, Pickles, and More, this Habanero-Apricot Jelly is one of our absolute favorite jelly recipes that we enjoy using to make Spicy Thai Chicken Wings or for mixing with mayonnaise to give our sandwiches a nice kick. Use the Ball® Quilted Crystal® Jelly Jars to make six half-pint pint jars, which you can then gift to your favorite spicy food enthusiast!
Find more inspirational ideas for preserving the flavors of summer by visiting www.Pinterest.com/BallCanning or www.FreshlyPreservedIdeas.com. You can also share your favorite summer preserving recipes with us on social by tagging @BallCanning and using #CanItForward!
Survey Methodology: Online quantitative survey conducted by Newell Brands and ORC International among a sample of 506 adults that garden 18 years of age and older, fielded April 18-21, 2016.