Canning, Preserving Tips

Tips and tricks to make you canning experience successful.

| July 2, 2012

  • Home-Canned Peaches
    Preserve fresh fruit to use in favorite recipes.
    Courtesy Getty Images

  • Home-Canned Peaches

Home canning is a great way to preserve your favorite fruit, whether it’s from the farmers’ market or your own backyard. Just about any fruit can be canned.

Here are some tips to help you make your canning experience successful:
* Choose fresh, ripe, firm fruits. Underripe apples, for example, will make hard, sour slices, while overripe apples will be mushy and bland.
* To ensure even cooking, sort fruits for size and ripeness. If slicing fruits, slice evenly.
* Rinse and clean fruit thoroughly, as dirt can harbor bacteria.
* To remove the skin from peaches, dip them in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds. Remove them with a slotted spoon and immediately dip them into cold water. Slip off the skins.
* To keep apple slices from browning, put them into water containing ascorbic acid until you’re ready to use them.

Get more canning tips and recipes, as well as Mrs. Wages Home Canning Guide, at



February 15-16, 2020
Belton, Texas

Join us in the Lone Star state to explore ways to save money and live efficiently. This two-day event includes hands-on workshops and a marketplace featuring the latest homesteading products.


Subscribe today

Capper's FarmerWant to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $6 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $22.95 for a one year subscription!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds

click me