Preserves

Images of barbecue pickles and three jars of Israeli pickles.

8 Summer Pickles Recipes

Late summer means making the most of all those bushels of veggies and fruits so that you can enjoy them for as long as possible. Time to get pickled.

Tomato powder in a jar lying on its side and in a teaspoon beside the jar.

How to Make Tomato Powder

This easy homemade tomato powder delivers amped-up tomato flavor to your favorite soups, sauces, rubs, and more.

Fig jam thumbprint cookies in rows on a sheet of parchment paper.

Fig Jam Thumbprint Cookies

A more exotic take on the traditional thumbprint, the addition of fig jam takes these beauties to an even better place. Sweet, warm, and gorgeous.

A metal sheet pan, covered with spread out tomato paste.

Homemade Tomato Paste

Never again tussle with that teensy tin can that always contains too much or too little paste for your recipe. Not with this mellow, caramelized homemade conserva.

An open jar of peach salsa next to three fish tacos topped with peach salsa.

Peach Salsa

Peach salsa works its considerable magic on anything you pull from the grill. And it’s obscenely easy to make from surplus stone fruit.

Close-up looking into a mason jar full of pickled green beans and pickling liquid, with a fork.

Dilly Beans

Extraordinarily easy and exceptionally tasty dilly beans are within your grasp. Seriously. They’re tangy, crisp, and outrageously good.

Four small jars of blueberry jam, one is half gone with a spoon in it.

Small Batch Blueberry Jam

Sometimes, you just want to make a few little jars of preserves without all the fuss of a day-long canning ordeal. We hear that—here’s the perfect place to start.

Two pieces of buttered toast, one with strawberry jam, on a white plate.

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Here’s a recipe for a small batch of strawberry jam, without all the fuss of traditional canning. Ready in less than an hour, with all the lush taste of peak strawberry season.

A glass bowl partially filled with Thai chili jam and a spoon on the side.

Thai Chili Jam

A lovely jar of sweet, funky heat for those of you who love anything with a little extra kick. Add a little (or a lot, you spice fanatics) to anything you fancy.

Five jars of jam, two apricot and three strawberry rhubarb jam, with some wildflowers.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

This small-batch refrigerator jam from the famed Sarabeth’s Bakery takes barely any effort and just half an hour. And simply stash it in the fridge. No canning required.

A tall canning jar filled with pickled asparagus.

Pickled Asparagus

Ever bitten into a pickle and thought, “Could this be better?” Here’s your answer. Who would have thought asparagus is the veggie you’ve been needing to pickle all your life?

A table with four canning jars filled with easy rhubarb jam

Easy Rhubarb Jam

Making preserves was never so easy or gratifying as with this foolproof old-fashioned recipe. Just four ingredients and an occasional stir. No prior canning experience required. Swear.

A jar of bacon jam with a spoon in it on a wooden board with a lid and breadsticks in the background.

Bacon Jam

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

A spoonful of mixed citrus marmalade spilling over onto a grey marble surface.

Mixed Citrus Marmalade

Made with oranges, mandarins, and limes, this lovely fruit jam is essentially citrus on a spoon. Simple to make. Tastes complex as heck.

An almost empty jar of slow cooker apple butter with a spoon resting on the jar and smear of the apple butter beside it.

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Things don’t get much simpler or more satisfying than apples, sugar, and spice coaxed to loveliness. A simple autumn staple made in a slow cooker.

Two jars of peach and rhubarb jam with some peaches in the background and a plate with a piece of bread topped with the jam.

Peach and Rhubarb Jam

Tart rhubarb and sweet peaches collide in this ode to early summer that helps you recall better days even during the doldrums of winter…provided you can make it last that long.

A mason jar mostly filled with pickled cherries, pickling liquid, star anise, and a cinnamon stick.

Pickled Cherries

An easy, unexpected way to extend cherry season that’s tartly sweet, subtly spiced, and surprisingly irresistible.

A spoon with raspberry jam dripping off of it.

Homemade Raspberry Jam

You can’t prolong summer. But you can prolong raspberry season with some lipstick-red berries, a little sugar, and this easy and unerringly helpful recipe.

A glass jar of single quart sauerkraut with a spoon inside and a two-pronged fork lying beside it.

Single-Quart Sauerkraut

Know how some bourbon houses offer small batches of prize vintages? We suspect the same sorta thing could transpire with this lovely homemade kraut.