Home Food Preservation

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Food Safety & Preservation Hotline Open for The Season


The OSU Extension Service Food Safety and Preservation Hotline starts on July 16 and ends on October 12, 2018 (M-F, 9am-4pm). Call 1-800-354-7319 (toll-free)

Jams and Jellies: Problems and Solutions - SP50-746


Publications provides information on common problems and solutions when making jam, jelly, and fruit preserves.

Making Berry Syrups at Home - SP50-632


How to make berry syrup - includes tips on fruit preparation, cooking, processing, and storage.

Fruit Butters - SP50-304


Publication includes information on making fruit butters - including making the pulp, a basic recipe, cooking, and processing.

Fruit Pickles and Chutney - SP50-757


Publication includes information about fruit pickles and chutney, including ingredients, equipment, preparation, processing and storage. Also several fruit pickle and chutney recipes included.

Canned Fruits and Tomatoes: Problems and Solutions - SP50-743


Publication describes common problems and solutions when canning fruit and tomatoes.

Fruit Pie Filling - SP50-616


Information on canning and freezing fruit pie fillings. Recipes for apple, cherry and peach pie fillings.

Preserving Cranberries - SP50-929


Publication includes information on how to preserve cranberries, including selection, freezing, and drying. Includes recipes for sauce, salsa, and chutney.

Preserving Asian Pears - SP50-694


Publication provides information on how to preserve Asian Pears, including selection/picking, canning, and drying.

Preserving Pears - SP50-678


Publication covers how to preserve pears - including varieties, picking, canning, drying, pickling, and making preserves.

Preserving Apples - SP50-446

Fact Sheet

Fact sheet provides information on how to preserve apples, including canning, freezing, and drying