Canning, Pickling and Preserving 101

Preserve in-season produce by making your own pickled vegetables, jams and more with Food Network's easy techniques for pickling and canning.

Photo By: Matt Armedariz ©2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armedariz ©2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armedariz ©2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armedariz ©2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armedariz ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armedariz ©2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armedariz ©2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armedariz ©2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armedariz ©2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armedariz ©2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armedariz ©2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armedariz ©2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Canning, Pickling and Preserving 101

Preserve summer's bounty by making your own pickles, jams and more using Food Network chefs' easy pickling and canning techniques.

Alton's Kinda Sorta Sours

Alton pickles thinly sliced cucumbers in a brine made with apple cider vinegar, champagne vinegar and classic spices for the perfect pickle to top a burger or to munch on its own.

Get the Recipe: Kinda Sorta Sours

The Pioneer Woman's Strawberry Jam

The Pioneer Woman's thick, sweet strawberry jam is perfect for generously spreading on hot buttered toast. Ree takes the intimidation out of DIY canning and does it with her kids.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Jam

Guy's Pickled Jalapenos and Carrots

Guy's fiery pickled vegetables offer the perfect medley of sweet, tart and crunchy.

Get the Recipe: Pickled Jalapenos and Carrots

Alton Brown's Spiced Blueberry Jammin'

Alton Brown's deep violet jam is bursting with textured blueberries and warm spices. Make some when blueberries are at their peak and you'll have a taste of summer all year long.

Get the Recipe: Spiced Blueberry Jammin'

Alex's Quick and Easy Pickles

Alex shows how easy it is to preserve your own kirby cucumbers with just a few simple ingredients. Her pickles have a salty, crisp crunch.

Get the Recipe: Quick and Easy Pickles

Alton's Hurry Curry Cauliflower

Never limiting his pickling to classic cucumbers, Alton often thinks outside the box and pickles any veggie he has on hand. His cauliflower is suspended in lively, fragrant spices and piquant vinegar.

Get the Recipe: Hurry Curry Cauliflower

Bobby's Homemade Spicy Dill Pickles

Bobby packs English cucumber spears in vinegar, cilantro and red pepper flakes for a zesty pickle that stays beautifully crisp.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Spicy Dill Pickles

Calabrese Antipasto

Enjoy this pickled antipasto platter in a jar by spooning it on warm, crusty bread. Michael Chiarello makes it in large batches and gives jars to friends as gifts.

Get the Recipe: Calabrese Antipasto

Alton's Orange Marmalade

This classic toast-topper is made with only a few simple ingredients. Thin strips of orange peel lend a bright flavor and are full of natural pectin that thickens the marmalade.

Get the Recipe: Orange Marmalade

Tyler Florence's Heirloom Tomato Chow Chow

Tyler's Southern pickled relish brings a refreshing balance to any dinner table laden with rich comfort foods.

Get the Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Chow Chow

Alton's Firecrackers

Give these savory baby carrots a spark when you pickle them in vinegar with dried chiles.

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AB's Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Alton Brown's bread-and-butter pickles get their yellowish hue from turmeric, a unique pickling spice.

Get the Recipe: Ab's B and B's

Dijon-Style Mustard

This Dijon-Style Mustard tastes best after a few days of rest once the initial bitterness and sharpness mellows.

Get the Recipe: Dijon-Style Mustard

Maple-Bourbon Ketchup

Nix the bottled ketchup with high-fructose corn syrup, and try this homemade rendition made with fragrant spices, tomato puree, and maple syrup for a hint of sweetness.

Get the Recipe: Maple-Bourbon Ketchup

Nicely Spicy BBQ Sauce

This Spicy BBQ Sauce highlights the unique flavors of ancho and chipotle chiles. If you're a heat seeker, adjust the spiciness of the sauce by adding some of the chile seeds.

Get the Recipe: Nicely Spicy BBQ Sauce

Sauerkraut

As long as the salt to vegetable proportions do not vary during the fermentation process, you can get creative with your sauerkraut seasonings by adding horseradish, fennel seed or caraway.

Get the Recipe: Sauerkraut

Summer Squash Relish

The combination of summer zucchini, onions, and bright yellow turmeric makes an enticing relish to spoon over hot dogs or burgers.

Get the Recipe: Summer Squash Relish

Pickled Jalapenos

Nothing is quite as delicious as topping tacos with piquant pickled jalapenos.

Get the Recipe: Pickled Jalapenos

Strawberry Jam

Lemon slices are briefly added to the boiling strawberry-sugar mixture for flavor and because the natural pectin in the rind will help it congeal.

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Tomato Sauce for Canning

This canned tomato sauce is essential for times when you need to whip up a quick and easy weeknight pasta dish.

Get the Recipe: Tomato Sauce for Canning

Watermelon Rind Pickles

For an inventive way to use the part of the watermelon that most of us would throw away, pickle the rind for a refreshing, sweet treat.

Get the Recipe: Watermelon Rind Pickles

Salsa for Canning

Have fresh, homemade tomato and jalapeno salsa on hand anytime of the year.

Get the Recipe: Salsa for Canning