How to Make Your Own Preserves Share Print Canning and pickling are back in a big way, and it's easier than you think! If you know how to boil water, you can stock away sweet, juicy, peak-season produce in a few simple steps. Prev Next 15/18 Step 10 Transfer jars to a towel and listen: In minutes, the lids should "pop" from the suction. Let rest for at least 12 hours. Get our best 30-minute dinner ideas now!