Creative Canning | November 2023
Late Fall & Early Winter Canning Recipes
November is when the weather really starts to turn cold, and here in Vermont, we’ll almost always have snow on the ground this time of year. It’s a month where you start to really appreciate all the extra heat a canner can put out, and you can work double duty, keeping a toasty kitchen and putting up the last of the garden produce.
Carrots, beets, parsnips, onions and other below-ground crops are also still out in the garden, and these patient crops can wait underground as you slowly work through preserving them.
Above ground, we’re still harvesting the cold-hardy vegetables from the garden, and Brussels Sprouts keep right on growing through early-season ice storms.
And then, of course, there are all the things that hit the market this time of year, like turkey, sweet potatoes, and cranberries.
Now is the perfect time to get a great deal on a case of those and put them up on your pantry shelf.
November Canning Recipe Lists
These recipe lists will keep you busy canning what’s in season in November!
November Meal in a Jar & Soup Recipes
Most of my favorite canning recipes are those that take work out of busy weeknights, and what I put up now will feed us year-round.
November Fruit Canning Recipes
Late in the season, you’ll still have apples and pears from the autumn, plus a few new late-season fruits like cranberries, persimmons, quince and more!
November Jam and Jelly Recipes
Though the fresh berries of summer are gone, there’s still plenty of ways to make Jams, Jellies and fruit butters with late-season fruit!
November Juice Canning Recipes
Most of the juice canning recipes end with summer, but there are a few that linger into November.
November Pie Filling Canning Recipes
There are more than 20 pie-filling recipes you can make at home for canning, but most are out of season by November. There are still a few left though!
November Vegetable Canning Recipes
Putting up plain veggies means quick, versatile meals later on, and November has quite the variety to choose from!
November Pickling Recipes
You can pickle almost anything, and that includes late-season November produce!
Pickled Onions (3 ways)
If there’s a canning or preserving recipe that you’d like to find, please do let me know in the comments, and I’ll see what I can do to track it down for you.
-Ashley at Creative Canning
(Ps. I also run the blog Practical Self Reliance, which has information on all manner of food preservation techniques (cheesemaking, salt curing, fermenting) as well as just about everything else you’d need to learn to be self-reliant in this modern world. It has its own substack as well, and you can subscribe to practical self-reliance separately as well. That newsletter comes out weekly and covers canning, as well as everything else.)