10 Southern Canning Recipes

Produce will never again go to waste with the help of these easy canning recipes.

By: Natalie Taylor, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

Who can resist fresh produce? Sometimes the challenging part of growing or buying fresh fruits and vegetables is making sure they don't go to waste. We have assembled this collection of 10 Southern Canning Recipes, so you can get the most out of your produce.

Even if you've never canned anything before, these helpful recipes make the process easy to understand. If you are intimidated by the thought of processing your pickles, jams, and jellies, some of these recipes don't require that step. That means that the shelf life of these recipes aren't quite are long as if they were processed, but they are an easier alternative to traditional canning recipes.

If you're craving something savory, try one of our recipes for pickles. These homemade canning recipes can be tailored to your tastes and preferences. Pickles make great sandwich additions or even in appetizer recipes. If you enjoy the sweeter things in life, you won't want to miss our collection of homemade jams and jellies. Below, you'll find recipes with raspberries, strawberries, apples, or even muscadines. These delicious jams can be enjoyed on toast or even over ice cream. And for a heartfelt holiday gift, consider giving your loved ones a jar of homemade pickles or jam!

Recipes for Homemade Pickles

Homemade Dill Pickle Recipe

The beauty of home canning is that you have complete control over what goes in the pickle recipe. For traditional dill pickle recipes, try the recipe for How to Make Dill Pickles or Homemade Dill Pickle Recipe. Southern Chow-Chow features cabbage, bell peppers, and onions that is cured in a tasty homemade brine. These recipes for homemade pickles are the perfect addition to a sandwich, mixed into a deli salad, or even enjoyed on their own as a snack!

Homemade Jam and Jelly Recipes

The Best Strawberry Jam Ever

Homemade jams and jellies add a personal touch to your breakfast spread. Canning recipes also allow you preserve summer produce so it can be enjoyed all year long. For a truly Southern treat, try jelly made from muscadines, which are a cousin of the grape. Below, you will also find recipes for raspberry jam and strawberry jam that are sure to hit the spot. If you are a fan of apple recipes, be sure to try Grandma's Homemade Apple Butter or Paula's Southern Apple Butter.

Recipes for jams, jellies, and butters are also great to give out as gifts during the holidays. Simply tie a bow around the jar for wonderful gift to friends and family. Anyone who receives a jar will be so touched that you took the time to make preserves from scratch!

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