Food Preservation

Information on home food safety, including canning and freezing sauerkraut, pickles, meat, poultry, vegetables, fruits, beans, fruit pie fillings, jellies, jams and spreads. Tips on harvesting and preserving herbs and spices and home cheesemaking.

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Preventing Jam and Jelly from Not Setting
Preventing Jam and Jelly from Not Setting - Videos Videos
This video describes the possible causes of jam and jelly not gelling or setting, as well as tips to prevent this from happening. More
Preventing Crystal Formation when Making Jam and Jelly
Preventing Crystal Formation when Making Jam and Jelly - Videos Videos
Following proper procedure is critical to prevent jam or jelly from becoming grainy. This video describes causes as well as tips to prevent crystal formation. More
Pectin’s Role in Making Jam and Jelly
Pectin’s Role in Making Jam and Jelly - Videos Videos
There are different types of pectin that can be used in jam and jelly making. Understanding how pectin works, and its proper use assures a quality product. More
Making Low Sugar Jam and Jelly with Low Methoxyl Pectin
Making Low Sugar Jam and Jelly with Low Methoxyl Pectin - Videos Videos
Low methoxyl pectin, if correctly used, will create a gel in the absence of sugar and acid for those desiring jams and jelly containing less sugar. More
Key Ingredients for the Perfect Jam or Jelly
Key Ingredients for the Perfect Jam or Jelly - Videos Videos
Ripeness and type of fruit determine a fruit's pectin content, both critical ingredients to making jam and jelly with a firm, tender texture, and excellent flavor. More
Acidity Level of Fruit in Jam and Jelly Preparation
Acidity Level of Fruit in Jam and Jelly Preparation - Videos Videos
Fruits have varying levels of acidity. The higher the acid level the better the gelling process, low acid fruits require additional acid to obtain a good gel. More
Andy Hirneisen, Penn State University
Home Food Preservation: Jams and Jellies - Workshops Workshops

Home Food Preservation: Jams and Jellies

09/29/2018

Lancaster, PA

$15.00
Learn the science behind recommended methods for making and processing jam and jelly, while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices. More
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Time to make Sauerkraut! - News News

Time to make Sauerkraut!

09/18/2017

The ideal time for making and preserving homemade sauerkraut is in the fall. More
Home Cheesemaking
Home Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Home Cheesemaking

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Making cheese at home is fun. Proper preparation and attention to sanitation will make good tasting cheese that is safe for the whole family to enjoy. More
Canning and Freezing Questions and Answers
Canning and Freezing Questions and Answers - Articles Articles
The following are some commonly asked food preservation questions (with their answers) More
Prepare and Preserve Homemade Salsa
Prepare and Preserve Homemade Salsa - Articles Articles
Salsa is one of the most popular condiments used today. Because of its popularity, many cooks want to prepare and can salsa at home. More
Freezing meals can make it easy to eat together
Freezer Meals for Family Mealtime - Articles Articles

Freezer Meals for Family Mealtime

Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN

Have you ever considered preparing two weeks’ worth of meals in a single day? The greatest advantage of doing so is providing home-cooked meals for your family. More
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Make-Ahead Freezer Meals to the Rescue - Articles Articles
Preparing and freezing family meals in advance will save you time on busy days. This will help you get a hot meal on the dinner table with less stress. More
Food Preservation: Setting the Record Straight on Canning Breads and Cakes
Food Preservation: Setting the Record Straight on Canning Breads and Cakes - Articles Articles
Breads and cakes canned in glass mason jars are not safe to eat. The risk for contracting a food-borne illness is high due to improper heating methods. More
Harvesting and Preserving Herbs and Spices for Use in Cooking
Harvesting and Preserving Herbs and Spices for Use in Cooking - Articles Articles

Harvesting and Preserving Herbs and Spices for Use in Cooking

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Instead of relying on herbs and spices purchased from the grocery store, gardeners can grow, harvest, and preserve their own. More
Let's Preserve: Meat and Poultry
Let's Preserve: Meat and Poultry - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Meat and Poultry

Catherine Nettles Cutter, Ph.D.

Meat and poultry can be preserved for longer-term storage through canning, drying, or freezing. Learn the preservation techniques that provide the opportunity to safely consume these products well beyond the time they were harvested. More
Let's Preserve: Snap Beans
Let's Preserve: Snap Beans - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Snap Beans

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn the proper techniques for canning and freezing snap beans. More
Let's Preserve: Sauerkraut
Let's Preserve: Sauerkraut - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Sauerkraut

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Find recipes and proper techniques for turning your fresh cabbage into sauerkraut. Preservation methods include freezing or canning. More
Let's Preserve: Quick Process Pickles
Let's Preserve: Quick Process Pickles - Articles Articles
Learn detailed canning methods for pickles, and find recipes for sweet gherkins, bread and butter pickles, quick sweet pickles, relish, pickled beets, and more. More
Let's Preserve: Peppers
Let's Preserve: Peppers - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Peppers

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Preserved pepper products include regular, sweet pickled, hot pickled, marinated, and pickled pepper relish. More
Let's Preserve: Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines
Let's Preserve: Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines - Articles Articles
Find the best varieties of fruit to choose when canning or freezing, plus learn the proper techniques for successful preservation. More
Let's Preserve: Pears
Let's Preserve: Pears - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Pears

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn the proper procedures for freezing or canning pears. Recommended varieties for preservation include Bartlett, Bosc, Anjou, and Comice. Keiffer is acceptable, and Seckel pears are suitable for pickled and spiced products. More
Tomatoes and Potatoes Infected with Late Blight – Are They Safe for Canning?
Tomatoes and Potatoes Infected with Late Blight – Are They Safe for Canning? - Articles Articles
The following advice should help home canners decide whether or not they should process tomatoes or potatoes that show visible signs of late blight infestation. More
Let's Preserve: Tomatoes
Let's Preserve: Tomatoes - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Tomatoes

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn the proper techniques and recipes for canning tomatoes. Select only disease-free, preferably vine-ripened, firm fruit for canning. More
Let's Preserve: Sweet Corn
Let's Preserve: Sweet Corn - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Sweet Corn

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn the proper techniques for freezing or canning fresh corn. Most sweet corn varieties work well for preservation. More