Beginner’s Guide to Canning:
90 Easy Recipes to Can, Savor, and Gift

The can-do guide to water bath and pressure canning for beginners.

For many people, canning conjures memories of cozy kitchens filled with fresh flavors. Whether you’re picking up this time-honored tradition again or just starting out, The Beginner’s Guide to Canning teaches you everything you need to know about water bath and pressure canning, with plenty of recipes for jams, pickles, vegetables, soups, and more.

This beginner’s guide starts your canning journey with an easy primer laying out all the essential information about pressure and water bath canning. In the first chapter, you’ll find several easy, sure-fire hits, like Low-Sugar Berry Jam and Dilly Beans, including step-by-step illustrations. From there, try your new skills with any of the 90 comforting classics and new twists that are sure to tickle your taste buds.

The Beginner’s Guide to Canning includes:

  • Safe & practical―Explore the nuts and bolts of canning, including a look at the necessary equipment, ingredients, and fundamental rules of safe canning.
  • Savor the seasons―With dozens of delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you can preserve seasonal flavors to enjoy all year round, like Apple-Peach Butter and Simple Spaghetti Sauce.
  • Spread the love―A whole chapter is dedicated to delicious, giftable treats, like Rhubarb Chardonnay Jam, Raspberry-Chocolate Ice Cream Topping, and Pepper Jelly.

Can you preserve it? Yes, you can with The Beginner’s Guide to Canning.

Editorial Reviews

“From Dilly Beans to jelly, this book is jam-packed with goodness! Diane Devereaux can ‘produce’ results for you and bring them to fruition. This book is easy to read and full of useful recipes.” ―Rick Vuyst, host of the Flowerland Show WOOD radio, owner of Flowerland stores, author of I Just Wet My Plants

“Diane Devereaux has proven once again why she is the queen of canning! An utterly thorough, conscious, and mindful approach to the preservation of nature’s bounty. This book embraces technique, safety, and the celebration of seriously good food.” ―Chef Jason Roberts, TV personality and author

“Diane Devereaux’s newest book is just what you need. Beginner’s Guide To Canning is factual, economically beneficial, and healthy. Easy to follow, great tips, and full of delicious recipes!” ―Rich Beresford, founder of

About the Author

Diane Devereaux is The Canning Diva®, a nationally syndicated food preservation expert, television presenter, instructor, mother of two, and author of The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning and Canning Full Circle: From Garden to Jar to Table.
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Product details
Publisher : Rockridge Press (May 5, 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 206 pages
ISBN-10 : 1646119819
ISBN-13 : 978-1646119813
Item Weight : 1.07 pounds
Dimensions : 7.5 x 0.56 x 9.25 inches

AMAZON Best Sellers Rank: #18,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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#217 in Quick & Easy Cooking (Books)
Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars    1,199 ratings