Canning

Grape Jelly

I love to make homemade jams and jellies, but absolutely do NOT like how much sugar goes into the recipes.  So this summer I did some experimenting with using the no-sugar pectin.  Using this pectin allows you to add no sugar at all, or just a little sugar, or honey, or agave, or whatever other…

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Dill Pickles

Double this recipe to make 7 quarts. Bring the following to a boil: 1 pint vinegar (2 cups) 4 cups water 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup salt Place cucumbers in quart jars along with the following in each quart: 1 teaspoon dill seed 1 clove garlic, sliced Pour liquid mixture above into each quart jar,…

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Dill Pickle Relish

12 cups pickling cucumbers, unpeeled, chopped or ground 4 1/2 cups white distilled vinegar, 5% acidity 2 1/2 cups water 1 cup granulated sugar heaping 1/3 cup minced dried onions 4 tablespoons pickling salt 2 tablespoons dill seed 2 tablespoons celery seed 4 teaspoons ground mustard 1 teaspoon ground tumeric Chop or ground cucumbers and…

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Grape Jelly

3 cups grape juice (needs to be 100% juice, can prepare from frozen concentrate) 1 package powdered pectin 4 cups sugar In a large saucepan combine the juice and the pectin. Stir it up to eliminate all the lumps of pectin. Bring the mixture to a full boil over medium heat, stirring some as necessary….