Canning Week 2014 + How to Can Whole Raspberries
Welcome to Canning Week 2014! Though truth be told I could probably extend canning week into a whole month if I shared everything I put up this year. I caught the canning bug about 5 years ago and I never looked back. It’s something I look forward to every summer and I’m psyched to share a weeks worth (and more) of new canning recipes with you!
I’m even more excited about teaming up with Becky from The Vintage Mixer and Annalise from Completely Delicious, two local bloggers, as canning and preserving is a passion we all share and for the last few years we’ve set aside a few days to get together and can and participate in a canning swap, sharing the goods we’ve put up on our own.
Canning week was born one night this spring as we sat on Annalise’s back porch sipping on sangria and talking about the upcoming summer and what new canning recipes we’d like to try in addition to the ones we put up every year. Annalise did a canning week last year and I’ve done what I dubbed canning palooza the last two. Why not team up and do it together?! I’ve said it before but one of the best parts of blogging has been the friendships I’ve created and I’m lucky to have a handful of local bloggers that share a love of food like I do! Be sure to visit Becky and Annalise’s posts today to see their intro to canning week!
These raspberries were an experiment last year and after opening the first jar this past winter, I knew immediately they were something I’d be putting up year after year. These particular raspberries were picked the morning of the Farmers Market and I put them up that late afternoon. You can’t beat the freshness and in a light syrup, the raspberries really shine through on their own. Not overly sweet, the canned raspberries are simplicity at it’s best. They will elevate a bowl of oatmeal to umpteenth degree and I can promise you that on a cold winters day, the taste of summer is a welcome addition!
In addition to sharing canning recipes all week, we’re also doing a fun giveaway of canning themed stuff that each of us decided we’d love to add to our own kitchens. I already own the book, Food in Jars, and I can tell you it’s a must have and the tea towels and tote are so going on my Christmas list this year!
1. Homemade canning gift tags
2. Linen tea towels from Janet Morrin
3. Ball Heritage Collection pint jars with lids and bands (set of 6)
4. “Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round” canning cookbook by Marisa McClellan
5. Hand printed canvas tote bag from Oh Little Rabbit
Have a great week, everyone and be sure to enter the giveaway below and check back all week as I share recipes for my favorite dill pickles, an heirloom tomato sauce and a jam recipe that should be dubbed “summer in a jar”!Print
How to Can Whole Raspberries
- Yield: 6 pints 1x
Whole raspberries in a light syrup for canning- enjoy a bit of summer in the dead of winter!
- 8–10 pints fresh raspberries, gently rinsed with cold water and picked through to remove any leaves or moldy raspberries
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 6 cups water
- Prepare canner, 6 pint size jars and lids.
- Make the hot syrup but placing sugar and water in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then turn heat to low and keep syrup at a bare simmer.
- Add 1/2 cup of syrup to each hot jar. Fill jar with raspberries to within a 1/2 inch from the top of the jar. Gently shake berries so that they pack a little tighter without crushing. Add additional syrup to cover berries. (My raspberries we’re smallish. I used roughly a pint and a 1/4 to fill one jar.)
- Remove air bubbles and adjust head space if necessary by adding a little more syrup. Wipe rim with a clean, wet paper towel. Center lid on jars. Screw band down and tighten to just “fingertip-tight.”
- Place jars in canner, making sure they are completely covered in water. Bring to a boil and process jars for 15 minutes. Remove canner lid, turn off heat and let jars rest for 5 minutes before removing jars to cool on a kitchen towel on your counter. Let jars sit undisturbed for 12 hours before removing the bands and storing in a cool place.
Add 5 minutes for every 3000 feet you are above 3000 feet altitude. I processed my raspberries for 30 minutes total.
Looks delicous, i cant resist pickled eggs
I’ve actually never tried it but would love to try this recipe! Looks so good with bread or toast!
I love Apricot Jam and have made many jars in the past. Hard to find good Apricot Jam. Strawberry Jam is another one I made often. A nice giveaway. Thank you.
I have never canned before but I would like to learn how.
Plum jam from our tree.
Wish I had some raspberries now! No one at our farmers market has any.
It’s a tie between salsa verde and peach jam from local Colorado peaches. Excited to see what canning week brings!
I love canning! I just put up Drunken Pisco Fig Jam, Muffaletta, Crushed Tomatoes, and Mango Habanero Salsa in the past two weeks….
Inspired to go for some raspberries now…
Right now I’m just a novice, but I love to pick and freeze strawberries to use all year long!
Have you done other berries like this subbing honey or other sweeteners? I’ve canned veggies but never anything sweet, this sounds like a good place to start but I don’t use sugar. Thanks!
I’ll be honest – I’ve never preserved or canned before! Would love to win this giveaway to give it a try. I think I’ve always been nervous about the whole process. Jam or pickled peppers for sandwiches sounds great for canning.
My mom was going to teach me how to can tomato sauce this year but the deer ate all her tomatoes:(
I am a sucker for pickles
My favorite thing to can is jams and unusual butters. They make wonderful gifts for friends ans family.
I can imagine how good this would be on oats, or yogurt, or French toast… So many fun uses!!
I’m new at canning, but have tried a few different recipes. My favorite so far are candied jalapeños.
I grew up loving canned peaches and strawberry preserves. Now I want to can that and our garden tomatoes!
I like to can pickles.
I love to do anything pickled.
My favorite thing to can each year is Salsa!! I make a variety of types starting from Mild to my “Not for the Fickle & Faint of Heart” (because it’s SUPER HOT!!)
Love that you canned whole raspberries! My favorite thing to can is salsa! Great way to preserve lots of different kinds of summer produce!
My grandparents used to can green beans from their own garden, and it’s still a favorite to pull out in the winter!
Yum, yum, yum! I just love these. I’d eat them on yogurt with some granola for sure. I love to can whole garden tomatoes. They are also summer in a jar. Homemade salsa is always awesome.
I just tried canning pickled beets…delish!!
I love to can jams…blueberry, strawberry, peach or cherry so far. I also love to can my yummy salsa.
Salsa and tomatoes!
Love to can anything ! But my very fav is wild sand plum jelly Always travel to the family homestead to pick them. A very special tradition.
I love making and eating pickled green beans.
I love to can Dilly Beans!
LOVE the sounds of these raspberries! I can only imagine how incredible it would be to open up a jar mid-winter.
My favorite thing to can is hot pepper jelly.
My favorite is tomatoes from my garden
I’m torn…Either tomato something or pickles! 🙂
I love to can tomatoes from my father’s garden!
My favorite is salsa.
I have tried all sorts of canning the past 10 years. My favorite is to put up the bounty of the moment- peaches, tomatoes into sauce, whatever is in season.
I have never canned before, but I want to learn!
I’d love to have a dozen jars of these on my shelf. Raspberries are one of my favorites.
Some of my favorites to can are Apricot Pineapple Jelly and Yummy Peach Salsa!
James. Love to make and can jam. Yesterday it was Green gage plum jam with ginger and lime. We picked the plums from the tree at our soon to be new house.
I’d love to can some strawberry lavender jam!
Apple pie filling !
I like to can salsa.
I’d love to make some pickes or jam!
Looks fantastic. I love to make a red pepper relish that I use on everything!
Applesauce! With the local golden delicious apples, so good!
Yum! Raspberries are my fourth favorite food!
Applesauce, for sure
I’ve never done it but I have a feeling I would can a ton of tomato sauce
Spiced brandied cherries, hot green beans, and pickles!
This is awesome! Thanks!
Canning is one of those things I’ve never tried before. I started looking it up once, and got scarred away with all the bacteria and stuff that can go wrong. But it really doesn’t seem that hard-I think I’ll give it a go. And raspberries are in season here in Slovenia 🙂
I haven’t had a chance to can a lot…yet. But, I have fond memories of my Grandma’s canned tomatoes!
I’d love to try canning peaches!
I just canned a case of peaches this weekend with my daughter and mother in law! Can’t wait to pop one open this winter! I may have to do some raspberries too!
Can’t wait to try this. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before. I’ve done apples and peaches for years.
My favorite thing to can is apple butter.
I’ve never actually tried canning! I think my first attempt (when I actually try it) would be pickles.
My favorite thing to can are strawberries. I love to make strawberry jam!
I’m new to canning (mainly just tomatoes and salsa from my garden), but I really look forward to expanding to include fruit for pies and to get that delicious taste of summer during the cold winter months.
Awesome! I’ve been canning for over thirty years and I am always looking for new recipes. I am looking forward to your ideas!
I think peaches are my favorite thing to can, as they bring me joy and summery goodness all winter long!
I don’t can very much (yet!) but I did make some concord grape jam one time that was good.
I love canning jam!
I love to can tomatoes but I despise peeling the skins! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
I love having tomatoes all year long!!!
Any fruit possible, but my favorite is peaches.
Those raspberries would be so good on hot oatmeal in the winter!
We spent all afternoon canning salsa!! MMM!!!
Excited to can some tomato juice this weekend! and now I am tempted to try the candied jalapenos.
I love to can tomatoes.
I have always been intimidated by canning & preserving, but the more blogs I read that show it the closer I get to braving it! One of the top things on my list to try once I do start is peaches!
Hi…I will love to start canning jams…always had that in my heart but have no clue how!
I am new to canning! My mom used to can tomato sauce when we were younger so I am going to do that this year. Also planning on making applesauce for my littles! Loving all your canning posts this week. 🙂
I’ve been canning tomatoes all month!!
Marinara sauce, salsa, spaghetti sauce, I can’t wait for Halloween when the harvest is OVER!!
I haven’t tried it yet, but love the candied jalapeno recipe. I have jalapenos coming out of my ears!
I have always been afraid of canning, but the more I read the more I want to try it! Homemade marinaras would be amazing!
I love canning pickled beans. So yummy!
I would love to learn how to can.
Apple butter and raspberry jam are my favorite–both from my grandmothers recipes!
Last year I canned jalapeno jelly with my mother in law and it was amazing for Christmas gifts and to use all year! I’m going to try canning on my own this year and I’m excited!
Great blog post and giveaway!!!!!
I was just telling my husband last weekend. I was going to start canning my sauce, salsa, and veggies. Would love to make jams, and some other things to be able to gift.
This would help get me started. Thanks for offering a great giveaway!
I can many veggies and fruits every year but this year my favorite was sweet pickle spears. Yum! Least fav and a big fail was the fermented pickles, I guess I should have desalted them! Yuck!
I alway love to can batches of roasted garlic, basil, tomato sauce using my home grown San Marzano tomatoes.
I hope to learn more about canning!
I love to can syrup, made with fresh picked berries! Our local newspaper printed a recipe about 20 years ago an it’s a favorite of mine!
Those raspberries look delish. Time for something sweet for my pantry. I just spent the weekend canning marinara sauce and freezing Bolognese–15 quarts of each!
I love to can most anything… just put up some fiery habanero jelly and this finishes out my homemade favors for my wedding in 6 weeks (eek)!
Red pepper jelly!
Yum! Hoping to can as many summer vegetables as possible these next few weeks!
I love making peach jam. Its great for toast, glazing meats, and making sauces.
I completely understand becoming passionate about canning. I feel the same way.
I’m excited to try canning whole raspberries. They would be beautiful to have in the winter.
You make me want to start canning!!! Looks delicious!
I am just trying to start my canning journey! 🙂
I have to say pickled asparagus, but I am going to try to pickle some okra this year!
I got into canning four years ago. I’ve pretty much only canned the basic, but yours looks amazing! Thanks for the great ideas!
I am new to canning and just stumbled onto your blog. I love it. I, too, live in high altitude conditions. Thanks for the great advice!
I have been canning for about 7 years. My family can’t get enough of the peaches that I can each year.
These look amazing, and makes me want to do it with blackberries! My first solo success canning was my pickled green tomatoes after trying to save what was left of the in-law’s garden right before a freak early frost last year here in Utah. Still have some on the shelves, but they were super popular, especially the pickled green cherry tomatoes!
I just started canning this summer! My favorite thing that I have canned so far is peach pie filling!
I love to can jam the most because my kids eats so much of it! I have done apricot, blueberry, raspberry, peach, plum, cherry, and even green tomato jam.
I love making blackberry jelly. It reminds me of my mom (it’s her recipe) and keeps her close to my heart since she passed.
I am new to canning, so far jam is my favorite!
Ooh! I would love to win your prize pack.
I love to can berry wine jelly!
I think berry preserves are my favorite.
I love canning! Just canned some pickles & stewed tomatoes recently!
I love love love canning tomatoes, but I just got a pressure canner this last Christmas and chicken stock may be giving them a run for their money.
Salsa and garlic and raspberries are my favorite to can!
Tomatoes are the best!
Peach bourbon jam!!!
18 hour canning marathon with friends over the weekend. And we are still going 🙂
never have canned but would like to try salsa
I just started canning this summer and I stumbled upon you site. Thanks for the great recipes and confidence as a newbie that I can make jam without pectin (i hate the texture).
Pickles and peppers!
Although I have assisted and watched my granny and mom can..I am just now getting into it..I have always been afraid. 🙂 I have only canned tomatoes thus far..but, with the gardens around here..I want to do all kinds of berries and veggies next…This prize pack is awesome and perfect! Thanks so much for the chance to win.
I’ve actually never canned, but my grandma makes a killer peach jam from the peaches my grandpa grows.
Makin’ me hungry just thinking about it
I’ve been enjoying your canning week posts!! I make raspberry peach jam with my raspberries…it is yummy!
Peach butter and pumpkin butter put up. Today is applesauce day!
I tried canning Cowboy Candy last year with great success! This year I’m adding tomatoes too. Love the idea of canning with your best buddies! Thanks, Mountain Mama.
so far, my favorite thing to can is a batch of bread and butter zucchini pickles!! 🙂
raspberry jam from my urban patch!
Candied Jalapenos! Thank you for your generous give-away!
I used to make preserves but stopped when my kids came along. They are now old enough to help so I think we will start again.
My favorite thing that I have canned is chicken broth. Eternally useful!!!
I’ve canned jam and dill pickles.
I like any kind of Jams or Jellies!
I’ve never really canned or preserved anything!
My new favorite thing to can is raspberry curd! Tried for the first time this year and was blown away!
Thank you for the giveaway !
Love canned fruit.
My favorite things to preserve are mustard and sour grape jelly.
I just learned to can a few weeks ago and I am hooked. My current favorite is spiced pear sauce. My Boys LOVE it.