1. I’ve never canned before but have always been interested in it. I would love to learn how to make mango pepper jam.

  2. I want to learn to can anything and everything! I’ve done sliced jalapenos, corn relish and a freezer jam.

  3. I’ve never canned before (but I do remember “helping” my mom with it – aka eating jam – when I was little in Norway), but I have a friend who is ready and willing to show me the ropes once I get my own gear, so this would be perfect!

  4. I would have never thought to make something like cantaloupe jam. I would love to try this! I’ve always wanted to figure out how to make dill pickles!

    • Research CAREFULLY when you can tomatoes if you don’t do it right and can at the correct temp it can end in illness we LOVE doing our own but I know my grandma always made sure to be real careful that they sealed correctly and everything was clean!

  5. I want to get into canning this summer since my freezer has no more room for garden goods. I love having a bit of summer in the middle of winter.

  6. I really want to learn how to can dill pickles. I got a bag of Mrs. Wages spices but it says to use a non-reactive pan and I have no idea how to tell what my pans are made of. I also don’t have any materials for water bath canning, but I’d love to learn. My family has always canned but I’m a little afraid to do it on my own. I also want to do peaches and applesauce.

  7. As a recent master’s graduate taking the summer off, I have been canning all season as a way to stretch my grocery budget and my growing season. My favorite are fridge pickles, made with something sweet and a couple hot peppers from the garden. Fridge pickles are my favorite because they keep their crunch.

  8. i have never done any canning but i have several friends who do can tomatoes and lots of fruit! my sister in law has made grape jelly !what about cherry or greem bean canned?

  9. I desperately want to can a corn salsa, and tomato sauces. I do jam, pickles, etc, but I’ve never tried anything else!

  10. Okay, so I really want to can but I can’t even think of something that I’d have ENOUGH of to can. So I will say that it would either be blueberry jam (because there are a million U-Pick blueberry farms up here in NW Indiana) OR… I’d be using those jars as containers for my dry goods until I can get a garden up and running. =)

  11. Just started canning last year, and I am the only one in my house who really eats cantaloupe. This recipes looks interesting.

  12. My family always canned things growing up, too, and I would really like to start on my own! I planted a ton of tomato plants this year and have too-many-to-count green babies just waiting to turn red to harvest! I would love to can these in lots of forms (sauce, whole, crushed, salsa, etc) to have on hand for the winter!

  13. I have to be honest and say that while I would use some of the jars for canning, probably 80% of them would be used in my classroom to hold supplies. I’m always looking for glass jars!

  14. I love canning! It’s one of my favorite hobbies. This year I’ve been experimenting more with savory jams. So good on cheese and crackers or as a glaze for meat.

  15. I tried my hand at canning pickled radishes (no-go) and apricot-lime jam (yay!), but I want to expand my abilities and be able to can more whole tomatoes, sauces, pureed squash, etc. That jam looks delicious!

  16. I’ve made freezer jam and pickled beets – next up I’d like to learn how to make hot sauce, chutney, and red pepper jelly! Love your posts about growing and preserving food!

  17. cantaloupe jam? crazy awesomeness! I can’t wait to try this! I want to learn to can meals–I can do things alone, but canning them together to make a soup would make dinner so easy!

  18. I have never canned before! I did refrigerator pickles for the first time this year [and they were amazing]! Baby steps. (-:

    I’d love to learn to can peaches, I have fond memories of my Great Grandma’s canned peaches and slurping up the sweet, sticky syrup that the peaches came in after we devoured the fruit.

  19. I would love to learn to can anything! This isn’t something that was passed down in my family and it intimidates me! I’d like to can peach preserves for a taste of SC in the winter!

  20. This looks fantastic! I can’t wait to bring this to my next office meeting with my team. They are going to love it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  21. That looks delicious…I love using unique jam flavors on a cheese plate. I’d like to learn how to pressure can veggies and stocks as I’ve got the water bath canning pretty much down.

  22. My grandma has been making her own raspberry and blackberry jams for ages now, and we always love to get a jar or two of “grandma jam” to take home in the summer. I would love to try making her recipe at home and have my own stash to last all year!

  23. I would love to try and can peach jam with some of the incredible peaches I’ve been getting at a farm on my way home from work!

  24. I have no idea how to can anything. I tried to make pickles once and failed miserably. So, really – I’d like to try anything!

  25. When I was growing up I used to always help my mom can and now that I’m moved out and married I am looking forward to doing some of my own canning. With probably multiple calls to my mom for help 😉

  26. This recipe sounds AHmazing!! I haven’t canned anything before, but I’d like to try canning meat. My husband smokes a lot of meat on our smoker, and it’d be great if it was possible to can some of it rather than freezing it all…

  27. Oh wow that sounds amazing. I love cantaloupe! I also am really interested in canning but have yet to take the plunge and actually do any yet 🙁

  28. I’d love to learn how to can spaghetti sauce. I grew up canning with my Mom, but we’ve always stuck to jam, etc – which I don’t eat a lot. I know there is something more complicated with spaghetti sauce, but I’ve never really understood why.

  29. I would love to learn how to can salsa. Tomatoes are so summery fresh and I would love to crack into a jar of tomato salsa in the dead of winter to get a taste of some summer!

  30. I recently canned peaches, peach butter (which totally bombed and is more like syrup…yum!), and pickles. Hoping for applesauce, pears, and possibly salsa or tomatoes. Oh and green beans! I love canning!

  31. I would love to get more adept at making various kinds of jam and jelly. My mom has always stuck to the basic berry jam varieties, but jelly or other fruits would be fun!

  32. I would love to learn how to can pretty much anything! I’m obsessed with mason jars, and have plenty, but I’m pretty much too scared to try.

  33. I love cantaloupe, but had never thought to make it into jam. I would like to can the abundance of jalapeno peppers my one plant has been producing. Maybe jalapeno jelly should be on my “to can” list!

  34. I love Ball jars. Their new straw sipper lids are our favorite thing here. I have been longing to learn some canning! This is inspiring.

  35. I just made this and it was awesome. A really unique flavor that makes you go hmmmm. And it looks so pretty with the clear-ish orange color. The one thing I would recommend would be to cut back on the sugar. It was a little too sweet for my taste. Thanks for a great recipe!

  36. I would love to learn how to can anything. Right now we freeze pretty much everything and con nothing My kids love applesauce so I would start with that and then jams and jellys.

  37. I want to learn how to can anything and everything! But, I should probably start with the bounty of tomatoes, zucchini, jalepenos and yellow raspberries that my garden provided this summer. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous recipes and tips for those of us trying to preserve (pun intended) a natural lifestyle.

  38. I’ve canned a lot of different things, but never tried strawberry jam. I’d love to try it because I love strawberry jam 🙂

  39. I love Mason jars for everything – storing food, drinking . . . and canning too! Just started last year with pickles and tomatoes and looking forward to trying other things!

  40. I have never canned on my own, but would love to carry on a family tradition! I also have some very delicious Indiana cantaloupes!

    • We use a “vintage” one that’s been in the family for 30 years! So, sorry, I don’t have any idea about the new ones.

  41. Question – about how many cantaloupes equals 6 cups? Would love to try this, but not sure how many I need to get from the farmer’s market… thanks for the help!

  42. I do quite a bit of canning but the one thing I have not gotten into doing yet is making pickles…why, I don’t know. It really ought to be next on the list!

  43. I’ve canned fruits (jams, pie fillings, etc.), but would love to learn to can savory things like relish or tomato sauce.

  44. I have never canned by myself before, but it’s been something I have wanted to do for a long time. I would try making Jam, plum Strawberrys and mixed furit. Fingers crossed

  45. I am totally fascinated by this cantelope jam – I love summer melons and never thought to make jam from them!

    I have made small batches of what I call “smooth jam” before – seedless raspberry and blackberry jam, and my partner makes quick-pickled everything, but I would love to try this cantelope jam and watermelon rind pickles as well!

  46. I’d like to can tomatoes and jams like blueberry, strawberry, etc. I’d also like to can applesauce. I’m hoping to learn this year.

  47. One of my goals this summer is to learn how to can pasta sauce. And make pickles. And different kind of jams. OK, so I want to PRESERVE EVERYTHING. 🙂

  48. i already do a lot of canning. Mainly water bath canning, but i’ve done some pressure canning too. i would love to learn to can soups and also potatoes. For some reason the low acid foods intimidate me a bit, so i have avoided them.

  49. I would love to start canning, we always love receiving canned jams and veggies as gifts. I would probably start with apple butter because yum!

  50. I have canned lots of veggies (marinara, zucchini, pickles, green beans) but I have never tried jams. I would love to try jellies and jams.

  51. I would like to learn how to make and can my own sweet pepper relish, so I can stop buying it from a specialty store.

  52. I am new to canning but I would love to learn. I would start with canning summer veggies like tomatoes and tomato sauces.

  53. So far I have only been brave enough to can berries. I would love to learn to can veggies, like green beans. And I would love to learn to pickle. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  54. I would like to make jams & jellies but I am most interested in preserving things we put on the table every day: VEGETABLES!

  55. tomatoes, asparagus and pickles. my daughter just gave me a couple of strange cucumbers from her garden – she’s learning to be quite a little farmer – one was a white cucumber and another a lemon cucumber. I’m sure there will be lots to can!

  56. Pickles. Sounds silly but I am afraid at this moment. Last year was my first year canning. I did ketchup and applesauce. They were simple.
    Pickles somehow scare me, I need to take the plunge!!!!

  57. I don’t see in the recipe where the salt and vanilla go in. Does it go in after you boil?

    Thanks! Sounds great!

  58. Ohhhh my goodness!! This makes up the BEST jam I’ve ever made!! I’ve made it with both cantaloupe AND honeydew with great success!! Thank you SOOOOO much for sharing this recipe!!!!

  59. I made your jam for my mom, whose father was from Tell City, IN. We always salt our cantelope, too. Thank you so much for the recipe. It is great on biscuits.

  60. What about the acidity levels? Are the two tablespoons of lemon juice enough to prevent botulism after the jam is canned? I just canned this recipe, so I’m a little nervous.

  61. That sounds like an interesting thing to try. Next summer, I’m not driving to your neighborhood, but I’ll try it with some local cantaloupes. I also don’t use sugar/pectin. I use a different pectin that jells with calcium, so it isn’t full of sugar. It’s worked with everything I’ve tried so far, so I expect it will be fine.

  62. wow, can’t wait to try it. I have made bread with cantaloupe but never heard of jam, it will be fun to give it a try this summer.

  63. I don’t know how my mom came up with her recipe. She made cantaloupe preserves 60 years ago No one had ever heard of it or guessed what they were made of. She was way ahead of her time. Miss her every day.

  64. Yes! Delicious awesomeness! Been making Cantaloupe Preserves for years out of cantaloupes that did not taste so great. Use equal parts sugar & cantaloupes and no vanilla or salt. Very excited about this Cantaloupe Jam recipe…the vanilla & Salt probably takes it up a notch!

  65. OMG!!! I just made this and it is hands down the single best testing jam I have ever made. Thanks for sharing this recipe with the world.

  66. very interesting in aussie australia we call this preserving using a vacuol system i am going to try this it was a fluke i evan looked for cantaloupe most aussies call it rockmelon

  67. Be sure to freeze some cantaloupe chunks. They make amazing smoothies. And blend/puree some to make frozen popsicles.

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