Total Time
55mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

No more store-bought canned tomatoes--have fresh ones all year round.

Directions

  1. Peel the tomatoes by dropping them in boiling water for 15 seconds. Core each tomato and leave it whole.
  2. Put salt, sugar, and lemon juice into hot jars. Pack the tomatoes tightly into the jars. you should have plenty of juice to cover the tomatoes by pressing them down.
  3. Remove the air bubbles and clean the rim of the jars. Seal and process in water bath for 45 minutes.
Most Helpful

Super! I've been doing this for several years now. The only change I make is that instead of squishing the tomatoes, I pour boiling water over them to fill the jars. This leaves the tomatoes nice and plump when you open the jars. Thanks for posting!

Axe September 10, 2009

My recipe is pretty much the same as yours, but I do not push the tomatoes down so much to make the juice in the jar. I pack them loosely in the jar and then I pour hot tomato juice over to 1/2 in. head space. I only process in water bath for 22 min. NOTE:I only use home made tomato juice.

jorgydee September 03, 2003

So far so good. They look great, we can't wait to try them. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview September 23, 2014