How to Make Your Own Preserves

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.

Step 2
Step 2

Fill the rack-lined pot or water-bath canner two-thirds full with water; bring to a simmer. Place jars and lids on the rack and lower into the water to sterilize for at least 10 minutes; keep hot until ready to fill.

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