Master Canning and Become a Preserver 1of 13. (Canning is a technique that can intimidate even the experienced cook. Here, we show you basic canning techniques, using a plum jam recipe. However, the same methods can be used for preserving many other fruits and some vegetables). Go to website for complete instructions on what is needed and how to make Plum Jam, only 4 ingredients: plums, sugar, lemon juice and salt.
I have made jalapeno jelly for years, one year I added raspberries - and will never again make it any other way. It's great on turkey or ham sandwiches. I also melt it slightly and spoon it over cream cheese to serve with crackers.