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5 Easy Fruit Canning Recipes Perfect for Beginners

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Canning fruit is a great way to preserve your harvest for the long haul. Get started with these 5 easy fruit canning recipes. Perfect for new and experienced canners alike! Start canning now and enjoy your home-preserved fruit all year round.

Mixed fruit on tiered tray.

I love having lots of brightly colored jars of fruit on my pantry shelf. It’s like a rainbow of canning jars. 🙂

It gives me hundreds of options when it comes to snacks and baking desserts and breakfast goodies.

People ask me all the time “What’s the easiest fruit canning recipes to start with?”

And I start giving them a list of all. the. things.

Because canning isn’t hard, y’all!

But I sat down and put on my thinking cap.

And I came up with this list of the 5 all-time easiest fruits to can.

All of these recipes are processed in a water bath canner. Some are canned in water and some in sugar syrup.

5 Easy Fruit Canning Recipes

plums and spices in canning jars
Canning these decadent spiced plums is a great treat for the winter. Warming spices and a splash of brandy take these plums to the next level!
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These spiced plums taste delicious and look so pretty.

It might not look easy, but it’s so simple to make the syrup and then just put the stuff into the jars.

Not a lot of prep work other than pitting the plums.

Simple AND amazingly good!

cherry with apple cider and cinnamon stick in canning jar
These amazing cherries are great for healthy snacks or over yogurt or oatmeal. You could even turn them into a cobbler or pie!
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This one is simplicity itself. You don’t even have to pit the cherries.

Just wash and remove them stems. Heat up the apple cider and put it all in the jars.

Such a different take on cherries then just the normal cherry pie filling.

Just in case you need one, I also have a recipe for cherry pie filling here on the site…

blueberries in white bowl
Canning blueberries is so easy! Learn how to can blueberries in a pressure canner or waterbath canner.
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Another one that’s so stinkin easy!

Put the berries in the jar. Put the water or syrup in the jar. Process the jar.

And another one that is so pretty to look at on the shelves!

I use these for all kinds of thing. Pie filling, muffins, pancakes, coffee cakes, cobblers…

What ever you can put fruit in, I’ve put these in! 🙂

canned peaches in white bowl
In this beginner's guide, I'll walk you through how to can peaches in plain syrup and canning peaches with spices.
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Peaches…summer in a jar!

You can process these in plain or spiced syrup.

They make amazing pies, cobblers and crisps, and are great just to eat out of the jar.

And the spiced variety makes an amazing topping for homemade vanilla ice cream…

Easy No-Fuss Guide to Canning Rhubarb
Rhubarb season is short, so make the most of it! Learn about no-fuss rhubarb home canning with this easy step-by-step guide.
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Canned rhubarb lends itself to so many different baked goods, it’s hard to know where to start.

Crumbles, crisps, cobblers, coffee cakes, muffins…

You get the picture.

So if you are looking to add some easy fruits to your canning pantry, make sure you check these recipes out.

You will never regret adding to your food storage! Especially when it’s pretty…lol

More waterbath canning recipes you should try:

As always, if you have any questions about water bath canning in general ora specific recipes, the National Center for Home Food Preservation is your go-to source for safety guidelines and information.

By on May 4th, 2023

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