Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs

After canning 60 pints of basic green beans I was game for canning a new recipe. From Ball Blue Book of preserving. The amount is an estimate also the prep. and cook time is a way-off number, I just know when I'm canning-get ready to watch, wait (and sweat)


  1. Wash and drain beans. Trim ends and break or cut beans into 1" pieces.
  2. Cut peel from lemon; remove white pith. Cut lemon into narrow strips.
  3. Boil beans 5 minutes. Pack hot beans into hot jars, leaving 1" headspace.
  4. Add 1 or 2 pieces of lemon peel to each jar.
  5. Ladle boiling water over beans, leaving 1" headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust 2 piece caps.
  6. Process pints 20 minutes, quarts 25 minutes at 10 pounds pressure in a steam pressure canner.


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i too like to can and read mysteries sometimes at the same time if im lucky lol this is a nice twist to canning straight green beans thanks for posting dee

Dienia B. October 09, 2005

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