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My Husband loves this Jam. He puts it on his waffles in the morning. I think its a great fall taste. Try it on your thumb print cookies or any dessert that requires Jam. I found this on the National Center for Home Preservation site so it's safe for canning. Enjoy!
- To Prepare Tomatoes – Wash firm ripe tomatoes. Scald, peel, and chop tomatoes. Place chopped tomatoes in saucepan and heat slowly to simmering, stirring constantly to prevent sticking and burning. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Measure 3 cups of the cooked tomatoes into a large saucepan. Add lemon rind, allspice, cinnamon and cloves.
- To Make Jam - Sterilize canning jars. Add lemon juice to the prepared tomatoes in the saucepan. Measure sugar and set aside. Stir powdered pectin into prepared tomatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. At once, stir in sugar. Stir and bring to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Then boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat. Skim off foam. Pour hot jam into hot jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel; adjust two-piece metal canning lids. Process in a Boiling Water Canner for 5 minutes (10 if your elevation is 1,001 - 6,000 feet and 15 for over 6000).
I have been looking for this recipe. I first made this as a young bride 38 years ago it was in the sure-jell package, it is no longer there. I just love this it is great for a glaze on a baked ham, or ribs this is the best jam. Thanks so much.
This was a big surprise to everyone that i gave it to. we all loved it. can't wait till next years crop of tomatoes in our garden. Gwen