Canning Sweet Corn

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When the gardening season begins, one of the things I look forward to is planting some sweet corn. This year we had quite the bumper harvest so we ended up freezing some of the corn to enjoy in the winter months. We also tried our hands at canning fresh sweet corn too.

Be warned, it can get quite messy, however it ended up being a lot of fun as the whole family pitched in. I for one almost scorched my hands a few times during the blanching process. Just be careful, when you try this yourself, ok?

Pressure Canning Corn

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • fresh sweet corn
  • canning jars
  • sharp knife
  • pressure canner
  • canning lids and rings
  • jar lifter and canning funnel
  • large pot
  • kettle
  • large cookie sheet
  • bowls
  • tongs
  • ice cold water
  • kitchen towels
  • blancher (optional)
  • canning salt (optional)

Make sure you are using fresh ripe corn for your canning. All the husks and hair should also be removed before you can begin the blanching process. Blanching will make it easier to strip the corn off the cobb, however you can skip this process and go straight to cutting the corn off the cobs.

The corn can be packed into the jars after you have prepared them for the canning process. Since we blanched our corn, we used the raw pack method, and just added hot water to the jars up to about one inch below the rim. The rims are wiped down before screwing on the lids.

Adding canning salt for seasoning is also optional, we just added about half a teaspoon. You can add more if you are using quart jars. It is recommended you process pints for 55 minutes and quarts for 85 minutes. The pressure will depend on your altitude from 11 to 14 pounds.

You can follow step by step instructions on the Simply Canning blog, here…

How To Can Sweet Corn

You can watch the video below on how to can sweet corn…

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