Summer is here and that means that our summer gardens are starting to produce their yearly harvest. That means you might have lots of fruits and veggies coming through your door that you need to do something with and canning is perfect for that. Finding great Summer canning recipes is the perfect way to get the most out of your garden harvest.
This summer we wanted to help you get the most out of your garden and fruit trees by finding some of the yummiest canning recipes we could find!
Peach Pie Filling from Creative Homemaking
For those of us with peach trees in our backyard you know that some years you can have well over what you can handle in terms of yield. Making a bunch of different canned goodies out of them is a great way to use them up and keep them year round. Canning them plain or doing something fun like this delish pie filling is a great idea. Pie fillings are a great way to always have a cheap dessert option on hand all year round.
Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam from Cooking by Laptop
When your rhubarb starts to come in there is a non stop supply and it is great, until you have no idea what to do with them. Thankfully making a classic strawberry rhubarb jam with a new age chia twist is a great way to turn it into something beyond delicious. It is also a great gift to make for others or keep on hand for gifts all year round – I mean who doesn’t like a great strawberry rhubarb jam?
Refrigerator Dill Pickles from Pinch me, I’m eating!
Dill pickles are always needed in any house with kids. There isn’t a day where my boys haven’t had a pickle. Making my own out of my home grown cucumbers is a great money saver too throughout the year. These fridge pickles are amazing and a recipe my boys really love. Of course you will have to tweak it for out of the fridge preservation but a GREAT recipe you should test out at your house.
Sweet Cherries from Hope for Better Living
When cherries start to ripen they don’t ever seem to stop and that is great. But with that there is usually a lot more waste than you want so to help with that this how to on canning your sweet cherries is perfect. Keeping them preserved this way gives you lots more options as well for whatever you might need them for: ice cream flavoring, cheesecake toppings, pie filling, whatever your heart desires.
Peach and Pepper Jam from Seasons and Suppers
Now I have grown peppers a few times and I would always end up with so much to share and I never had enough great ideas for those beauties. That is until I found this amazing peach and pepper jam recipe – it is a life changer. It is a great way to use up those peppers in a creative way. Since I haven’t quite figured out how to do a great hot sauce as of yet this is one of my fool proof must do’s. It is amazing to bring to parties and tea parties and it is also a great pairing for brie cheese. Just make it, you’ll thank me.
Green Tomato and Apple Chutney from Cooking by Laptop
Tomatoes are finally starting to sprout up and if you are just dying to try them out and just can’t wait until they’re ripened then this recipe is just for you. This amazing outside the box chutney is great for using those gorgeous green tomatoes you’ve been growing and some of the apples from your apple tree. A great way to create something special from just what has been growing in your garden.
Armed with these Summer canning recipes there will be no doubt about you getting the most out of your garden produce.
Share with us some of your favorite ways to use your garden veggies in the comments below!