How To Canning: Canned Pickled Asparagus

Did you even know this was a thing?!

I am sure you have seen these on the shelf in your local
grocery store and never could bring yourself to
actually buying the jar to try them!! I know I have done
that same thing until one day, my husband finally caved
and bought a jar.

Let me tell you, they were DELICIOUS! So I just knew
the next time I brought out all the canning supplies, I
HAD TO MAKE MY OWN.

They did not disappoint! They taste just like a pickle!!

I will for sure be making these more often, not only for
my own family but to also gift to people around me.
They are THAT good!! Really makes makes my mouth
water just by looking at these pictures.

How to Can Pickled Asparagus

Can your own homemade Pickled Asparagus. This recipe is an easy way to add color and flavor to your meals. Use can also use this in a Bloody Mary instead of celery. The following recipe makes approximately 6 pints of Pickled Asparagus.Prep Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Resting Time: 12 hours/overnight Total Time: 13 hours & 40 minutes
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 12 hrs
Total Time 13 hrs 40 mins

Equipment

  • 1 Pressure Canner
  • 6 wide-mouth pint jars
  • 6 Lids and bands
  • 1 Jar lifter
  • 1 De-Bubbler

Ingredients
  

  • 7 pounds of asparagus
  • Ice Water
  • 4 tbsp finely chopped seeded, red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped seeded, green bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped seeded, hot chili pepper, such as Jalapeno or cayenne
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 5 cups white vinegar
  • 1 2/3 cups water
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp Ball* salt for Pickling & Preserving or Bernardin* salt for Pickling
  • 2 tbsp dill seeds
  • 2 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • Ball* Pickle Crisp* or Bernardin* Pickle Crisp optional

Instructions
 

  • Trim tough ends of asparagus. Cut into uniform lengths (3/4 inch shorter than the top of the jar)
  • In a large shallow dish, cover the asparagus with ice cold water and refrigerate for 1 hour. Drain well.
  • Prepare canner, jars, and lids.
  • In a small bowl, combine bell peppers, hot peppers, and garlic. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a large stainless steel saucepan, add vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Stir well and bring to a gentle boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add asparagus and boil for 2 minutes or until asparagus is warmed through.
  • Divide pepper mixture evenly among the jars. pack asparagus, tip down leaving about 1/2 inch from the top of the jar.
  • Pour vinegar mixture into jars leaving 1/2 inch of headspace.
  • If using Pickle Crisp, add 1/8th teaspoon to pint jars. *See Note Below
  • Debubble and adjust headspace as needed.
  • Clean rims of jars with vinegar. Put lids and bands on. Tighten finger-tight.
  • Add jars to canner with about 1 inch of water above tops of lids. Bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes.
  • Remove lid, turn off heat, and wait 5 minutes.
  • Remove Jars and let cool (about 12 hours, better to leave overnight) and store.

Notes

**This is not required. It’s purpose is to keep the asparagus crunchy. Over time, the asparagus will not have that special crunch like a pickle.
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