6 Options for Preserving Corn at Home

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Preserving corn by canning is safe and easy, if you use proper methods! If you are canning corn always use a pressure canner.  Dehydrating and pickling are 2 other great options I've linked to below.  Also below find a quick video on a super duper easy way to get the kernels off the cob! 

This is my son and a couple of friends on a corn picking trip we took.  What an adventure!

  • 2 friends of mine and our combined 10 kids who were picking corn from a local farmer
  • a row of corn which held a lot more corn than we thought
  • a mini van which was VERY loaded down with corn (my husbands truck saved the day)
  • and a some-what grumpy farmer (the farmer thought we were all crazy)
  • hours and hours of preserving corn followed

LOL  We had a blast.  What great memories. 

Preserving Corn at Home

canning corn

Can I use a waterbath when canning corn?

No you should NOT use a waterbath when preserving corn.    The reason is Botulism

Be safe… use a pressure canner.


Sweet corn is easy to can though it is time consuming.  Get some help husking and cutting the kernels off the cob and it will go quick!  

Full canning instructions here. 


Blanch your corn, cut it off the cob, lay out on dehydrator trays and dry.  Doesn't get any easier.   Re-hydrated sweet corn is delicious with a splash of cream. 

Complete dehydrating instructions here.  

Freezing - both on the cob and off. 

Pack into freezer bags or freeze the whole cob. Be sure and label and date your bags. 

How to freeze corn both on the cob and just the kernels,  instructions here. 

Pickled Corn Relish

Corn, cabbage, a few peppers and pickle it.  Yum.  

Corn Relish Recipe Here 

Corn Cob Jelly

Boil your leftover cobs after you can or dehydrate.   Add pectin and sugar and make a delightful jelly.  Great as a present. 

 Corn Cob Jelly Recipe

Other Helpful Links

Corn Cutter at Amazon

Canning Corn

Corn Relish

Dehydrated Corn

Freeze Dried Corn - homemade

Freeze Dried Corn - Thrive Foods

Video - Tim's easy off corn method.

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