How To Can Corn

Learn how to can corn for long term storage! Enjoy having jars of home canned corn in your pantry to enjoy a taste of summer’s bounty all year round. Learn how to can corn for long term storage! Enjoy having jars of home canned corn in your pantry to enjoy a taste of summer's bounty all year round.

Do you enjoy corn on the cob like we do? YUM! I get so excited when all the fresh picked corn on the cob hits our grocery stores and farmers markets each summer. It’s so delicious, and I’m really glad I learned how to can corn many years ago, so it can be preserved for long term storage!

Yep… I LOVE corn… on the cob, off the cob, and at the local county fair!

Can you tell I LOVE corn?

So Can I Learn How To Can Corn?

Sure. Anybody can learn how to can corn. You will need to have a pressure canner, however, because corn is a low-acid food. Low-acid foods must be cooked at a really high temperature (under pressure) to preserve it for long term storage. The high temperatures help destroy any bacteria present that could potentially harm you.

Before you begin working on the corn, gather your canning equipment, lids, canning jars, etc. and get them sanitized, heated, and ready to go, according to manufacturer instructions.

Prep The Corn

For each PINT jar, you will need approximately 4 medium long ears of fresh corn on the cob. Each QUART jar will need about 8 ears. So… figure out how many jars you want, and plan accordingly!

Remove the husks and the corn silk from each ear of corn, and rinse corn ears.  Slice off the kernels into a large bowl, using a sharp, serrated knife.

Each ear of corn must be husked and have any silk removed.

Filling The Jars

There are TWO methods that can be used in canning corn… the HOT PACK and the RAW PACK method (I use the raw pack). Here are both methods:

  • RAW PACK: Loosely pack the corn kernels into hot, prepared canning jars. being sure to leave a generous 1″ headspace in each jar. Do NOT press the corn down into the jar. Pour boiling water into each jar, and adjust headspace, if necessary to keep a 1″ headspace.
  • HOT PACK: Measure the corn out into a large stainless steel saucepan. For every 4 cups of corn kernels, add 1 cup of boiling water. Turn heat under pan to medium-high. Bring liquid to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat, and boil (gently) for 5 minutes, to heat the corn through. Ladle the hot corn AND the cooking liquid into jars, leaving a 1″ headspace in each jar.

Jars must be sterilized and heated before adding the vegetables to be canned.

Remove the air bubbles from each jar, by inserting a plastic utensil into jars several times. Wipe the jar rims clean with a cloth (to help ensure a good seal). Place prepared flat lid on jars, then screw the ring band on until fingertip tight.

It's fairly easy to learn how to can corn and then process jars in a pressure canner.

Carefully load the hot jars onto rack in the water in your prepared pressure canner. Lock the lid, and then bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat.

How Long to Process Jars

Let the steam vent for 10 minutes, and then close (or place cover on) the vent. Continue to heat until the pressure canner reaches 10 pounds pressure, and begin processing. Maintain this pressure throughout the processing time for the canned corn. Start the timing once the canner reaches 10 pounds pressure.

Process PINT jars (500 mL) for 55 minutes. Process QUART jars (1 L) for 85 minutes at 10 pounds pressure.

Filled jars are processed at 10 pounds of pressure.

Once Processing Is Done

When processing time is complete, turn off the heat. Let the pressure drop NATURALLY to 0 on the pressure canner. Do NOT attempt to open the lid until pressure has completely dropped to 0!

Once the pressure gauge reaches 0, wait 2 minutes longer, then open the vent (or remove vent cover). Carefully remove the canner lid. Wait 10 more minutes, then carefully remove and transfer hot jars to a dish towel on counter. Don’t set boiling jars directly on counter, because temperature variances between hot jars and cool counter could cause jars to crack.

Let the jars cool for at least 12 hours (or overnight) without disturbing. Once completely cool, wipe jars clean, label, test the lids to ensure they have all properly sealed, and store them in your pantry.

TIP: To test seal, remove the screw band. Use a finger and press down in the center of the flat lid. There should be NO give at all if sealed correctly.

Label the cooled jars, and remove screwbands before storing home canned corn.

Hope you found it helpful learning how to can corn.  I enjoy knowing I have quite a few jars of summer corn stored up in our pantry to use throughout the year! Have a great day.

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Original recipe source: “Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving”, published 2012, The Jarden Corporation, pages 388 and 385.

How To Can Corn

Learn how to can corn for long term storage! Enjoy having jars of home canned corn in your pantry to enjoy a taste of summer's bounty all year round.

  • 12 ears corn on the cob ((large ears))
  • 1½ teaspoons canning salt, (if using-optional) ((only use ½ teaspoon per jar))
  1. Gather canning equipment, lids, canning jars, etc. and get them sanitized, heated, and ready to go, according to manufacturer instructions.

    For each PINT jar, you will need approximately 4 medium long ears of fresh corn on the cob. Each QUART jar will need about 8 ears.

  2. Remove husks and corn silk from corn, then rinse.  Slice off kernels into a large bowl, using a sharp, serrated knife. There are TWO methods that can be used in canning corn:

    RAW PACK: Loosely pack corn kernels into hot, prepared canning jars. leaving a generous 1" headspace in each jar. Do NOT press the corn down into the jar. Pour boiling water into each jar, and adjust headspace, if necessary to keep a 1" headspace.

    HOT PACK: Measure corn into a large stainless steel saucepan. For every 4 cups of corn kernels, add 1 cup of boiling water. Turn heat under pan to medium-high. Bring liquid to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat, and boil (gently) for 5 minutes, to heat corn through. Ladle hot corn AND cooking liquid into jars, leaving a 1" headspace in each jar.

  3. Remove air bubbles from jars, by inserting a plastic utensil into jar several times. Wipe jar rims clean with a cloth (to help ensure a good seal). Place prepared flat lid on jars, then screw the ring band on until fingertip tight.

  4. Load hot jars onto rack in water in prepared pressure canner. Lock lid, and then bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Let the steam vent for 10 minutes, and then close (or place cover on) the vent. Continue to heat until pressure canner reaches 10 pounds pressure, and begin processing. Maintain this pressure throughout processing time. Start the timer once canner reaches 10 pounds pressure. Process PINT jars (500 mL) for 55 minutes. Process QUART jars (1 L) for 85 minutes at 10 pounds pressure.

  5. When processing is complete, turn off heat. Let pressure drop NATURALLY to 0 on the pressure canner. Do NOT attempt to open lid until pressure has completely dropped to 0! Once pressure reaches 0, wait 2 minutes longer, then open vent (or remove vent cover). Carefully remove canner lid. Wait 10 more minutes, then carefully remove and transfer hot jars to a dish towel on counter. Don't set boiling jars directly on counter, because temperature variances between hot jars and cool counter could cause jars to crack. Let jars cool for 12 hours without disturbing. Once completely cool, wipe jars clean, label, test the lids to ensure they have all properly sealed, and store them in your pantry. TIP: To test seal, remove the screw band. Use a finger and press down in the center of the flat lid. There should be NO give at all if sealed correctly. If jar did not seal properly, store in refrigerator and use within a day or two.

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Traeger BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Make BBQ baby back ribs in “3-2-1” on a pellet grill. Ribs are smoked 3 hours, cooked in foil 2 hours, & grilled with sauce 1 hour! Easy & delicious.
Make BBQ baby back ribs in "3-2-1" on a pellet grill. Ribs are smoked 3 hours, cooked in foil 2 hours, & grilled with sauce 1 hour! Easy & delicious.

This recipe for BBQ baby back ribs is fairly easy, especially with it’s easy to remember 3-2-1 game plan! My husband and I enjoyed these delicious ribs last month which were smoked, then cooked on our Traeger grill, and decided to share this recipe (also from Traeger) here on the blog.

Summer evenings and hot temperatures seem to pair very nicely with bbq ribs that are sloppy with sauce, and tender to the bite! YUM… BBQ baby back ribs are a definite favorite summer food of ours! Here’s how to make 3-2-1 bbq baby back ribs on a Traeger or pellet grill:

Prepare The Baby Back Ribs For Smoking

The first part of Traeger’s 3-2-1- cooking method is to smoke the ribs for 3 hours, after seasoning them. Make sure to remove the silverskin (thin membrane) from the bone side of the ribs (if your grocery store butcher has not already done so). Pat the ribs dry with paper towels.

Two racks of baby back ribs ready for seasoning.

Mix mustard, apple juice, and worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, brush this sauce onto BOTH sides of each rib rack.

Lightly season (to taste) the racks of pork with your favorite pork and poultry rub spice mix. I used my homemade dry rub spice mix (for pork or chicken), and just sprinkled each rack with a decent covering of spice mix.

Simple sauce with mustard and apple juice, etc. is brushed onto both sides of the ribs.

The racks of ribs are lightly seasoned with pork/poultry spice mix.

Step #1- BBQ Baby Back Ribs In The Smoker

Prepare your pellet grill according to manufacturer instructions. For a Traeger, fill the pellet hopper, and turn the temperature gauge to SMOKE. Leave lid open. Once a fire has been established and grill is smoking (about 4-5 minutes), turn the temperature gauge to 180° F. Let the grill preheat for 15 minutes with the lid closed.

Place the racks of bbq baby back ribs directly onto the grill grate, with the meat side facing up. Smoke the ribs for 3 hours, with the lid closed. Once done, transfer ribs off the grill onto a rimmed baking sheet, and take them into kitchen. Turn temperature setting up to to 225° F.

Smoking the baby back ribs on a Traeger grill for 3 hours.Two racks of smoked ribs ready for the next step.

Prepare The Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Now for the next step! Pull off 4 long sheets of heavy duty foil. Put a rack of smoked ribs on top in the middle. Pull up the sides to surround the meat, because you will be adding liquid in a moment.

Evenly distribute HALF of the brown sugar on top of the ribs. Drizzle the brown sugar with HALF of the honey, and HALF of the remaining apple juice.

Put another long piece of aluminum foil on top of the ribs, and close up all the foil, crimping the edges, so the packet is securely sealed. You don’t want it to leak! Repeat the process with the other rack of ribs.

Each rib rack is sprinkled with brown sugar, and drizzled with honey and apple juice.BBQ Baby Back Ribs are covered in brown sugar and honey with apple juice in foil.

Step #2- Put Foil-Wrapped BBQ Baby Back Ribs Back On Grill

Place the foil-wrapped racks of ribs back directly onto the grill grate. Close the lid, and cook the ribs for 2 hours at 225° F.

After 2 hours have passed, carefully remove the foil off of the ribs. I did this in our kitchen, because there is a lot of juice in the foil packets. Discard the foil. Keep the ribs (just sayin’).

Foil packets with the ribs are cooked on the grill for two hours.After two hours, the foil is removed from the racks of ribs.

Step #3- Grill The BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Okay, now we’re ready for the final step in the 3-2-1 method. Once you’ve discarded the foil, brush your favorite BBQ sauce on both sides of each rack of ribs.

Place the ribs directly on the grill grate, and grill for 1 hour! They sure do look good right about now, right? Toward the end of the grilling time, we added asparagus (another recipe on the blog) to the grill, as well.

The ribs are coated with BBQ sauce, and grilled for one more hour until done!

When done, transfer the bbq baby back ribs to a cutting board. Let them rest for about 5 minutes, then slice between the bones,  and serve!

BBQ Baby Back Ribs are finished cooking, and rest on cutting board for 5 minutes.The BBQ baby back ribs are sliced into individual portions, and are ready to EAT!

Sure hope you enjoy the ribs, cooked 3-2-1 Traeger style! We sure did. It’s an easy to remember method (smoke/braise/grill), and the bbq ribs were delicious! Have a nice day.

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Original recipe source: https://www.traegergrills.com/recipes/pork/3-2-1-baby-back-ribs

Traeger BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Make BBQ baby back ribs in "3-2-1" on a pellet grill. Ribs are smoked 3 hours, cooked in foil 2 hours, & grilled with sauce 1 hour! Easy & delicious.

  • 2 racks baby back ribs
  • ⅓ cup yellow mustard
  • ½ cup apple juice ((divided use))
  • 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • Pork and Poultry Spice Rub ((or homemade, to taste))
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite)
  • ⅓ cup honey ((warmed))
  1. Prepare your pellet grill according to manufacturer instructions. For a Traeger, fill the pellet hopper, and turn the temperature gauge to SMOKE. Leave lid open. Once a fire has been established and grill is smoking (about 4-5 minutes), turn the temperature gauge to 180° F. Let the grill preheat for 15 minutes with the lid closed.

  2. Step #1– BBQ Baby Back Ribs In The Smoker: Remove silverskin from ribs (if your grocery store butcher has not already done so). Pat ribs dry with paper towels. Mix mustard, apple juice, and worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl. Brush sauce onto BOTH sides of each rib rack. Lightly season (to taste) the ribs with your favorite pork and poultry rub spice mix. I used my homemade dry rub spice mix . Place racks of ribs directly onto the grill grate, with meat side facing up. Smoke ribs for 3 hours, with the lid closed. Once done, transfer ribs off of grill onto a rimmed baking sheet. Close lid. Turn temperature setting up to to 225° F.

  3. Step #2– For each rack: Pull off 4 long sheets of heavy duty foil. Stack them on top of each other. Put one rack of smoked ribs on top in the middle. Pull up the sides to surround the meat, because you will be adding liquid. Evenly distribute HALF of the brown sugar on top of the ribs. Drizzle with HALF of the honey, and HALF of the remaining apple juice. Put another long piece of aluminum foil on top of the ribs, and tightly close up foil, crimping the edges, so the packet is securely sealed. You don't want it to leak! Repeat the process with the other rack of ribs. Place foil-wrapped ribs back directly onto grill grate. Close lid, and cook ribs for 2 hours at 225° F. After 2 hours, carefully remove foil off of the ribs. Do this in your kitchen, because there is a lot of juice in the foil. Discard foil.

  4. Step #3– Brush your favorite BBQ sauce onto both sides of each rack of ribs. Place the ribs directly on the grill grate, and cook for 1 hour! When done, remove ribs from grill; let meat rest for 5 minutes, then slice, and enjoy!

Caloric calculation was based on 1/2 rack per serving (total of 4 servings). If you serve 6 with this recipe, the caloric calculation per serving comes out to approximately 653 calories per serving. These are best estimates, because the weight of each rack of ribs will vary, as well as the type of BBQ sauce used.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make BBQ baby back ribs in "3-2-1" on a pellet grill. Ribs are smoked 3 hours, cooked in foil 2 hours, & grilled with sauce 1 hour! Easy & delicious.

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