How to Can Diced Tomatoes THM-FP

Have you wanted to learn the art of canning? You can! Here is a step-by-step tutorial on canning diced tomatoes. This is an easy item to start with and you can just do a few pints at a time as you learn the process. The best thing of all –you will have a superior product compared to what you can purchase in the store because you control what you put into the jars. I love to can diced tomatoes in the summertime to add to Taco Soup and Beefy Cabbage Soup in the cold winter months.

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Bread and Butter Pickles THM FP, Sugar-free, Low-carb

Pickling cucumbers always find an honored place in my garden. These cucumbers are different than the cukes you buy in the stores. Pickling cucumbers are especially bred for pickling–just like their name says. They are short and blocky, medium yellow/green in color, and have black spines. They make the BEST pickles. I love to can all different kinds of pickles and my family loves them.

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Plum Jam THM-E

This is a great time of the year when orchard begin to give of their bounty. Plums are a delicious tart/sweet fruit and we enjoy them picked ripe from the trees. This Plum Jam features four kitchen staple ingredients and has a wonderful flavor. I use unflavored gelatin in almost all of the jams I make and they store very well. The jam will need to be refrigerated to thicken. This evening I found my teenage son eating the jam from the jar by the spoonfuls! That’s just how good it is.

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Apple Butter THM-E

Fall has arrived and the lovely aroma of cinnamon fills the air as apples and pumpkins are turned into delicious fall treats. Years ago, making Apple Butter was an all day affair, as it was made in large copper kettles over an open wood fire. It had to be stirred continually with large wooden paddles so it wouldn’t scorch.  The Apple Butter was slowly cooked until the point where the sugar caramelized giving it a dark rich color and great flavor.  Today, crock-pots have replaced the copper kettle and the sweet cinnamon aroma fills our kitchen.

Apple Butter THM-E

Place apples and water into a a kettle over medium heat.  Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. In a crock-pot, add cooked apples, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and sweetener. Put lid on–keeping it tilted so steam can escape. Cook on high for 6-8 hours. The time may vary depending on how juicy you apples were. Fill 8 ounce jars with hot apple butter. Add lids and rings. Place  jars in a hot water bath canner. Cover jars completely with water. Bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes. Remove jars from canner and allow to cool. 4 pints

*I used a mix of Gala, Granny Smith, and Fuji Apples.

*adjust the sweetener as needed.

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Apple Butter THM-E

Course Side Dish
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 24 cups peeled and diced apples I used Granny Smith, Gala, and Fuji
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup THM Gentle Sweet or Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute

Instructions

  1. Place apples and water into a a kettle over medium heat.  Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. In a crock-pot, add cooked apples, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and sweetener. Put lid on--keeping it tilted so steam can escape. Cook on high for 6-8 hours. The time may vary depending on how juicy you apples were. Fill 8 ounce jars with hot apple butter. Add lids and rings. Place  jars in a hot water bath canner. Cover jars completely with water. Bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes. Remove jars from canner and allow to cool.  4 pints

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Canned Barbecued Onions THM-FP

Barbecued onions add a delightful touch to hamburgers, hot dogs, and cheese steaks. My favorite onion to use is this recipe is Vidalia. They are so sweet and  tasty. This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Barbecued Onions

Combine spaghetti sauce, ketchup, spices, oil, vinegar and Sweet Mix. Bring to a boil and add onions. Simmer 10 minutes, ladle into jars, add lids and rings. Place in boiling water bath canner and process 10 minutes. 10 pints.

*You can use 20 cups of these 3 veggies…mushrooms, onions and green peppers in place of all onions.

*Delicious on Cheese steaks, hot-dogs or hamburgers.

Barbecue onions on a turkey burger over lettuce.

This is my favorite chopper when I am canning. The children can help use it since the knives are covered by the lid.

Simmering the onions in the barbecue sauce.

Ladling the barbecued onions into pint jars.

This recipe is not FDA approved but has been used for many years with great success. Pressure Canning is not necessary with this recipe because of the amount of vinegar in it. 

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Barbecued Onions THM-FP

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1 quart spaghetti sauce sugar-free
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar Sweet Mix
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 20 cups chopped Vidalia Onions

Instructions

  1. Combine spaghetti sauce, ketchup, spices, oil, vinegar and Sweet Mix. Bring to a boil and add onions. Simmer 10 minutes, ladle into jars, add lids and rings. Place in boiling water bath canner and process 10 minutes. 10 pints.

  2. *You can use 20 cups of these 3 veggies...mushrooms, onions and green peppers in place of all onions.
  3. *Delicious on Cheese steaks, hot-dogs or hamburgers.

You will find many more canning and preserving recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

 

Peach/Pineapple Jam THM-E

Sweet juicy peaches picked off the trees in our orchard tell us that August has arrived. There are many different varieties to choose from. My favorites for jam are Red Haven, Contender, and Sun High. This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Peach/Pineapple Jam THM-E

Blend peaches and pineapples together until fairly smooth. Pour into a kettle. Add erythitol and cook for 10 minutes. Soften Gelatin in water. Add jello and softened gelatin to peach mixture. Cook 1 minute longer. Ladle into containers and cool. Freeze. 4 pints.

*I ladle the jam into pint jars; add lids and rings. Seal. I store the jars of jam in the fridge so they stay sealed.

**This recipe can also be made with 8 cups blended peaches and omitting the pineapple.

**If you do not want to use sugar-free Jello you can replace it with 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin, 3 tablespoons xylitol, and 1/4 teaspoon orange flavoring.

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Peach/Pineapple Jam THM-E

Author Glenda Glenda

Ingredients

  • 6 cups pureed peaches
  • 1 20 ounce can pineapples, on their own juice
  • 1 1/2 cups erythritol
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup orange xylitol jello

Instructions

  1. Blend peaches and pineapples together until fairly smooth. Pour into a kettle. Add erythitol and cook for 10 minutes. Soften Gelatin in water. Add jello and softened gelatin to peach mixture. Cook 1 minute longer. Ladle into containers and cool. Freeze. 4 pints.

  2. *I ladle the jam into pint jars; add lids and rings. Seal. I store the jars of jam in the fridge so they stay sealed.
  3. **This recipe can also be made with 8 cups blended peaches and omitting the pineapple.

  4. **If you do not want to use sugar-free Jello you can replace it with 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin, 3 tablespoons xylitol, and 1/4 teaspoon orange flavoring.

You will find many more canning/freezing recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.