UCCE Master Food Preservers of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Food Preservers of Sacramento County

Recipes and Handouts

Below are the recipes and other handouts offered at our Wednesday night demonstrations, most recent on top.

January 19, 2022 - Citrus, Avocado & the Super Bowl (PDF)

Get recipes for preserved lemons, candied citrus peels, salts, freezing avocados and so much more.

November 17, 2021 - Gifts from the Kitchen

The printed recipe booklet for this class is available to purchase for $10.  It will be mailed to you.  Sorry, we are not offering free recipe downloads this month.

October 20, 2021 - Fall Fruits (PDF)

Ways to use apples & pears, corn cob jelly, freezing pumpkin and squash. juice extraction for jelly and more.

September 15, 2021 - Zucchini and Cucumbers (PDF)

Deyhrated Zucchini chips, quick pickles, best practice for freezing, problem solving for a firmer pickle and more.

August 18, 2021 - Tomatoes & Peppers, Oh My! (PDF)

Pickled jalapenos, marinated peppers, freezing tomatoes, dehydrated peppers, yummy salsa and more.

July 21, 2021 - Stone Fruits, So Much Fun! (PDF)

Canning methods, dehydrated apricots, blanching and more.

June 29, 2021 - Get Cooking with Dry Beans (PDF)

Storage, cooking, preserving and a whole lot more about beans.

June 16, 2021 - Jams and Spreads Recipes (PDF)

Spreads vs. Jams, Freezer Jams and many more yummy ideas.

May 19, 2021 - Preserving Berries, Pectin and More (PDF)

Jelly, pie filling, shrubs, dressing.

April 21, 2021 - Pickles, Relish and Chutney Recipes (PDF)

Pickled asparagus. corn relish. fruit chutney and more.

March 17, 2021 - Preserving Meats (PDF)

Pork Breakfast Sausages, Pressure Canned Chicken, Homemade Jerky, Frozen Meat.

Pressure Canning Processing Steps (PDF)

February 17, 2021 - Preserving Citrus Recipes (PDF)

Preserved Lemons, Cinnamon Kumquats, Candied Lemon Peel, Grapefruit Marmalade, Lemon Curd and lots of recipes using these!

Follow-along Preserved Lemons recipe(PDF)

How to Use Preserved Citrus Presentation  (PDF)

Sauerkraut jars

January 20, 2021 - Fermentation 101 Recipes (PDF)

Sauerkraut, yogurt, whey caramel, basic sourdough bread, whole wheat sourdough bread, sourdough starter, approachable loaf, unsifted sourdough crackers

Follow-along Sauerkraut instructions to download in advance. (PDF)

September 16, 2020 - A is for Apples Recipes (PDF)

Low-sugar apple jelly, applesauce, apple pie filling, using Clear-Jel, Dehydrated apple rings

November 20, 2019 - Gifts from the Kitchen Recipes (PDF)

Granola, Quick Cranberry Apple Freezer Butter, Berry Wine Jelly, Pear Mincemeat, Pickled Garlic, Spicy Cranberry Salsa, Sweet Pickled Radish, Beet & Onion Pickles (Refrigerator), and Ideas for Gift Baskets.


October 16, 2019 - Fall Foods Recipes (PDF)

Canned Pears (halves), Apple-Sage Jelly, Cranberry Ketchup, Pomegranate Sauce, Autumn Glory Compote, Beet & Onion Pickles (refrigerator), and Cranberry Orange Chutney.


September 18, 2019 - SeptemberFest! (PDF)

Breakfast Sausage, Sweedish Potato Sausage, Polish Sausage, Chicken or Turkey Sausage, Octoberfest Beer Mustard, Cranberry Mustard, Dixie Relish, Red Root Relish, and Sauerkraut.


August 21, 2019 - You Can!!! (PDF)

Grape Jelly, Gingered Zucchini Marmalade, Testing Jelly without Pectin, Steam Juice Extraction, Okra Pickles, Marinated Peppers, Singapore Chili Sauce, Bruschetta in a Jar, Herbed Seasoned Tomatoes, and Zesty Watermelon Jelly.

Stone Fruits

July 17, 2019 - Stone Fruit Fantasy Recipes (PDF)

Cherry Pie Filling, No Sugar Apricot Jam, Dilly Peach Pickles, Spicy Peaches, Soy Plum Sauce, Basil-Mint Plum Jam, Peach Melba Freezer Jam, Freezing Whole Cherries, and the Atmospheric Steam Canning Process.


June 19, 2019 - Salsa: Fun & Flavorful Recipes (PDF)

Pepper Heat Scale, Corn And Cherry Tomato Salsa, Tomatillo Green Salsa, Tomato/Tomato Paste Salsa, Choice Salsa, Mango Salsa, Spicy Jicama Relish, Tomato And Green Chile Salsa, and Spicy Cranberry Salsa.


May 15, 2019 - Wild About Berries Recipes (PDF)

Fruit Shrub, Blueberry Salt, Dried Blueberries, Light Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Balsamic Freezer Jam, Rasberry Vinegar, and Blackberry Liqueur Syrup.

Waste Not Want Not Food Scraps

April 17, 2019 - Waste Not - Want Not (PDF)

Tomato Powder, Tomato Skin Chips, Tomato Flavored Salt, Cinnamon Watermelon Rind Pickles, Homemade Liquid Pectin from Apple Scraps, Jalapeno Jelly, Fruit Honey from Peels and Cores, Broth from Frozen Scraps, Whey Facts, Edible Root–Veggie Tops, Radish Top Soup, Carrot Greens Chimichurri, Turnip Greens Frittata, and more.

Ricotta Cheese

March 20, 2019 - Making Soft Cheeses Recipes (PDF)

Cream Cheese, Ricotta Cheese, Yogurt Cheese.

Additional recipes (PDF)

Mozarella Cheese, Roasted Garlic & Dill and Sundried Tomato Cream Cheese Spreads, Sweet Cream Cheese, Blueberry and Italian Yogurt Cheeses, Raspberry Lemon Ricotta Cake, Lasagna Roll-ups, Kale and Artichoke Quiche and more.

Entrees in a jar

February 20, 2019 - Entrees in a Jar Recipes (PDF)

Beef Jerky, Spicy Black Bean Soup, Friendship Soup, Fruity Whole GraIn Cereal, Breakfast Casserole, Spaghetti Sauce Without Meat, Canning Chicken, and much more

Citrus: From Margaritas to Marmalade

January 16, 2019 - Citrus: From Margaritas to Marmalade Recipes (PDF)

Preserved Lemons, Sweet and Sour Candied Citrus Peel, Chipotle Lime Salt, Lemon Parsley and Garlic Salt, Dried Citrus Fruits, Margarita Marmalade, Margarita Mix, Orange Marmalade

Edible Gifts

October 17, 2018 - Sharing the Bounty: Edible Presents Recipes (PDF)

Almond Craisin Bark, Applesauce Cake in a quart jar, Black Forest Preserves, Cranberry–Orange Vinegar, Fragrant Herb Salt, Mulling Spices, Calico Bean Soup and MUCH more!

Autumn Harvest

September 19, 2018 - Autumn Harvest (PDF)

Apple Sauce, Apple Juice, Fruit Leathers, Dehydrated Fruit, Apple Pie Filling, Tomato Apple Chutney, Pear Butter, Low/No-Sugar Fig Jam, Freezing Fall Harvest Fruits

August 15, 2018 - Tomatoes All Year Recipes (PDF)

Ketchup, Salsas, Chutney, Sun-Dried Tomato Jelly, Dehydrated Tomatoes and Leather, Freezing and more.

July 18, 2018 - Filling the Pickle Jar Recipes (PDF)

Kosher Dills, Peach Pickles, Homemade Pickling Spices, Zucchini-Pineapple, Sweet Gherkins, Bread and Butter, Dehydrated Zucchini and Cucumbers, Sauerkraut, Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake, Pickled Red Onion.

June 20, 2018 - Stone Fruits and Grill Sauces (PDF)

Zesty Peach BBQ Sauce, Peach-Chili Salsa, Peach Jam with Sriracha, Peach Mojitos, Fruit Leathers, Drying/Canning Stone Fruits, Fruit Syrups and more.


May 16, 2018 - It All Begins with Berries (PDF)

Low/No Sugar and Traditional Strawberry Jam, Blueberry Spice Jam, Fruit Leathers, Berry Syrup, Fruit Vinegars, Canning/Freezing/Drying Berries, Steam Juice Extraction.

April 18, 2018 - Preserving Your Flora--More than Fragrant Herbs (2.5MB PDF)

Learn to identify and grow herbs, dehydrate, can and freeze to make: Rubs, Herb Blends, Salt Substitutes, Herb Butter, Jelly/Jam, Mustard, Chimichurri, Flavored Vinegars, and MUCH, MUCH more!

March 21, 2018 - Around the World in 120 Minutes--Tropical and Ethnic Foods (PDF)

Octoberfest Beer Mustard, Thai Basil Pesto, Bruschetta in a Jar, Salsa, Watermelon Rind Chips, Margarita Marmalade, Pizza Sauce, Island Jerk Rub, Cajun Spice Mix and many more.

February 21, 2018 - To Sweeten or Not to Sweeten--Sugars and Alternatives (PDF)

Apple Pie in a Jar, Roasted Red Pepper Spread, Freezer Lemon Curd, Applesauce, Balsamic-Fig Jam, Substitute Splenda for Sugar in Your Own Recipes, and much more.

January 17, 2018 - Citrus All Year Recipes (PDF)

Fruit Sorbet, Preserved Lemons, Citrus Salt, Cranberry-Orange Chutney, Lemon Marmalade, Candied Citrus Peel and much more.


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