Garden Tomato Paste

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
30 mins
3 hrs

I make this every year with my surplus of plum tomatoes- you need to spend a few hours close to the stove, but it's worth it! Very handy to have in small amounts in the freezer.

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  1. Wash tomatoes and remove cores; coarsely chop- no need to peel.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine tomatoes with remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, about 25-30 minutes or until all ingredients are soft.
  4. Press through a foodmill (preferable) or sieve.
  5. Return to a clean heavy saucepan and cook over very low heat for about 3 hours, stirring occasionally, until very thick.
  6. May take a bit longer.
  7. Cool and pack into ice cube trays.
  8. Freeze and transfer to freezer bags.