Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces by the Author of Food in Jars by Marisa McClellan

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    • Ingredients: orange grape tomatoes; granulated sugar; bottled lemon juice; apple cider vinegar; chile flakes; fresh ginger; smoked paprika; ground cayenne pepper
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    • Ingredients: tomatoes; yellow onions; jalapeño peppers; bottled lime juice; limes; powdered citric acid
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    • Ingredients: grape tomatoes; garlic; thyme
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    • Ingredients: corn on the cob; tomatoes; red bell peppers; jalapeño peppers; apple cider vinegar; yellow mustard seeds; ground cumin
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    • Ingredients: figs; granulated sugar; thyme; bottled lemon juice
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    • Ingredients: red wine vinegar; pickling salt; hot peppers of your choice
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    • Ingredients: crookneck squash; white vinegar; pickling salt; lemons; mustard seeds; dill seeds; black peppercorns
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    • Ingredients: tomatoes; red wine vinegar; pickling salt; fresh ginger; pickling spice
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    • Ingredients: green tomatoes; yellow onions; poblano chiles; bottled lime juice; ground cumin; ground coriander
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    • Ingredients: tomatoes; dried Italian herbs; powdered citric acid
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    • Ingredients: green tomatoes; garlic; black peppercorns; yellow mustard seeds; dill seeds; chile flakes
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    • Ingredients: fennel; oranges; apple cider vinegar
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    • Ingredients: kohlrabi; red wine vinegar; honey; pickling salt; fresh ginger; black peppercorns; chile flakes
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    • Ingredients: tomatillos; limes; cilantro; chile flakes; ground cumin
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    • Ingredients: pears; cranberries; apple cider vinegar; raisins; red onions; fresh ginger; yellow mustard seeds
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    • Ingredients: pears; honey; lemons; ground cinnamon
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    • Ingredients: pears; granulated sugar
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    • Ingredients: pears; honey; sage; lemons
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    • Ingredients: red-skinned pears; granulated sugar; lemons; lavender buds
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    • Ingredients: pears; cocoa powder; granulated sugar; lemons
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    • Ingredients: Seckel pears; apple cider vinegar; pickling salt; cinnamon sticks; whole cloves
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    • Ingredients: apples; maple syrup; ground cinnamon; whole nutmeg; lemons
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    • Ingredients: apples; ground cinnamon; whole nutmeg; ground cloves; powdered citric acid
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    • Ingredients: chicken legs; apricot jam; rice vinegar; fresh ginger
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Notes about this book

  • aeader on July 18, 2020

    Errata for this book are here on author's website: https://foodinjars.com/cookbooks/preserving-pint-errata/

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Pickled kohlrabi matchsticks

    • abrownb1 on July 13, 2020

      Grated kolhrabi on the mandoline so my pickle had more of a shredded texture (similar to sauerkraut). Reached peak deliciousness after about 2 weeks in the fridge to soften the flavors but still pretty good after a few days.

  • Persimmon chutney

    • bernalgirl on November 07, 2020

      A well-balanced chutney, not too sweet and with a good kick. Excellent with cheese, on a sandwich, or to accompany S. Asian food.

  • Zucchini butter with fresh thyme

    • aeader on July 04, 2021

      Don't think I would make this again. I used 4 small green and 1 large yellow zucchini, and got about 1 pint. The skins really didn't break down, and I didn't care for the texture with all the pieces of skin. I tried using an immersion blender to smooth it out, but I think pureeing the skins/seeds ended up giving it a slightly bitter taste. We ate it with pasta and white beans, with lemon juice and parmesan sprinkled on top for a vegetarian meal, and it was fine, but for the amount of work/time, it would have had to taste better to be a repeat for us.

  • Blueberry jam with crystallized ginger

    • aeader on June 13, 2021

      This jam has a nice zing from the ginger - it's not subtle, but not overpowering, either. I used 4oz jars instead of half pints and got 5 jars.

  • Savory quince preserves

    • hillsboroks on October 10, 2015

      These preserves are tart and zippy, just the thing to accompany cheeses, meats and game. I followed the recipe exactly but found the result too tart from the lemon juice and quince and a bit too hot from the fresh ginger so I ended up adding 2 tbls. more sugar to tone it down a bit to my taste. Next time I think I will cut the amount of fresh ginger in half to start with and add a bit more ginger tasting as I go. I used 4 oz. Mason jam jars and ended up with 5 and a bit extra left over. I find that using these smaller jars for condiments makes for less waste when they are opened. I use a soup kettle that has a flat bottomed steamer insert to water bath process these tiny jars. They are way too small for my large water bath kettle that I use for 8 oz jam jars and other larger canning jars.

  • Slow-roasted grape tomato spread

    • Barb_N on July 03, 2020

      Perfect for those languishing pints of grape (or cherry) tomatoes that were over-bought at the market. The tomatoes needed about 90 minutes to reach the right consistency, not 30. Recipe doesn’t say what to do with the garlic or thyme after roasting. I added them to the tomatoes, of course.

  • Salted brown sugar peach jam

    • sarahawker on February 10, 2015

      Quite possibly the best jam I've ever made!

  • Italian plum jam with star anise

    • jdjd99 on June 28, 2020

      Bar none, my favorite jam of all time. I made it with Santa Rosa plums from my yard. Someday I'll try it with Italian plums, but they are harder to find in my area.

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  • ISBN 10 0762449683
  • ISBN 13 9780762449682
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Mar 20 2014
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Running Press

Publishers Text

Marisa McClellan was an adult in a high-rise in Philadelphia when she rediscovered canning, and found herself under the preserving spell. She grew accustomed to working in large batches since most "vintage" recipes are written to feed a large family, or to use up a farm-size crop, but increasingly, found that smaller batches suited her life better. Working with a quart, a pound, a pint, or a bunch of produce, not a bushel, allows for dabbling in preserving without committing a whole shelf to storing a single type of jam.

Preserving by the Pint is meant to be a guide for saving smaller batches from farmer's markets and produce stands--preserving tricks for stopping time in a jar. McClellan's recipes offer tastes of unusual preserves like Blueberry Maple Jam, Mustardy Rhubarb Chutney, Sorrel Pesto, and Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles. Organized seasonally, these pestos, sauces, mostardas, chutneys, butters, jams, jellies, and pickles are speedy, too: some take under an hour, leaving you more time to plan your next batch.



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