KD Finds: Best Picks for Canning

KD Finds: Best Picks for Canning
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KD Finds: Best Picks for Canning

Read on to discover our 5 favorite picks to make and store your own jams, jellies, preserves and butters!

1. Preserving by the Pint by Marisa McClellan

Marisa's quick, small-batch recipes are perfect for those who live in small spaces or want to experiment with a wide variety of flavors. From fig jam and pear preserves to cranberry chutney and apple butter, there's plenty of wonderful and usual recipes to choose from!

BUY NOW $23; runningpress.com

2. Ball® Collection Elite® Canner with Rack 21-qt

You'll need a large sturdy pot and rack for waterbath canning, and this one made from stainless steel and aluminum is the perfect size to handle large batches.

BUY NOW $90; freshpreservingstore.com

3. Pomona's Universal Pectin

This all-natural, pure citrus pectin is the secret to thick jams and jellies without needing to add large amounts of sugar!

BUY NOW $12.50 for two one-ounce boxes; pomonapectin.com

4. Ball® Heritage Collection Jars

This limited edition color of the vintage-style mason jar will be perfect for gifting your jams and jellies this holiday season!

BUY NOW $13 for set of 6 pint-sized jars or $15 for set of 6 quart-sized jars; freshpreservingstore.com

5. Reusable Chalkboard Labels and Chalk Marker

Keep your pantry organized with these chic chalkboard labels that you write on with a chalkboard marker. Even better, they easily wipe clean and peel off for re-use!

BUY NOW $14 for 48 chalkboard labels; amazon.com

BUY NOW $6 for chalk marker; amazon.com

Check back next week for a new KD Finds, or take a peek at last week's picks!


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Whether you've got leftover summer strawberries or fall apples and pears, preserving your produce is a great way to make the most of the season's peak flavors. Fall is the perfect time to make your own jams, jellies, pickles and preserves from ingredients like figs, pumpkin, beets and more!

We've rounded up our five favorite picks that are perfect for anyone looking to get into preserving. From the essential tools for canning to smart ways to organize your jars, these five picks are our fall canning must-haves!

Check out the slideshow above to discover our five favorite picks for making homemade fruits spreads.

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