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 4
Step 4

Parcook the food. To store food long-term without preservatives, you often need to heat it through in a saucepan before it goes into jars to eliminate any bacteria from the raw ingredients. This is also the time to season or add flavorings like spices or sweeteners.

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