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Recipe Type: Canning

Sugarless Fig/Pear Preserves

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Everyone knows Cajuns love their figs. Diabetes is unfortunately a problem in Cajun Country, therefore regular processed figs should not be eaten by a diabetic. This recipe will allow the Cajun to have his “figs” and eat them too! Ingredients4 cups figs or pears, cooked 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 ...

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Freezing Corn

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Vegetables seem to ripen at the same time; here is a freezing method that will allow you to enjoy your summer bounty anytime you like. Ingredients15 cups corn 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup canning salt 5 cups ice waterDirectionsStep 1Cut corn off cob. Step 2 Measure corn, sugar, canning salt, ...

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Deep Fried Pickles

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Many Cajuns grew up eating this appetizer at the Cock of the Walk Restaurant on Johnston Street in Lafayette before it burned down. The restaurant seemed almost famous for this dish. Many times, the restaurant’s parking lot would become flooded after heavy rains and once, a Kaplan man stepped out ...

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Yellow Beans

Pickled Beans

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Average Rating: (4 / 5)

Green beans have many common names – string beans, pole beans, snap beans just to name a few. Two of my favorite ways to eat green beans is to break it off the plant and eat it fresh; the other is pickled. Ingredients4 quarts green beans or yellow waxed beans ...

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Hot Dig Relish

Cucumber Cabbage Chow Chow

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Maw-Maw likes to call this one Hot Dog Relish. Many refer to chow-chow as a catch-all term for any vegetable based relish. Chow-chow is meant to be a condiment and is usually put on top of or alongside the food. This dish is meant to enhance the dish you are ...

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Fig Syrup made from fresh figs

Fig Syrup

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

This homemade fig syrup made from fresh figs is so good with pancakes, biscuits and waffles. Ces’t Bon!! Make extra and can for later. Ingredients1 cup pureed figs 1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup Karo or corn syrup 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Watkins butter flavoringsDirectionsStep 1The first step ...

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Watermelon Rind Preserves

Watermelon Rind Preserves

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

During watermelon season, my Mom would take the rind and cook preserves for us and serve it up with fresh homemade bread. Ingredients1 1/2 quarts prepared watermelon rind 4 tbsp salt 2 quarts cold water 1 thinly sliced lemon 1 tbsp ground ginger 4 cups sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice ...

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Priscilla's Bread and Butter Pickles

Priscilla’s Bread and Butter Pickles

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

When you have loads of fresh cucumbers and can’t eat them all up, pickle them using this easy recipe. Ingredients3 medium onions 8 large cucumbers 2 tbsp pickling salt 6 cups cold water 1 quart white vinegar 2 cups brown sugar 1 tbsp celery seed 1 tbsp mustard seed 1 ...

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