Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a wonderful marmalade recipe using fresh garden grown tomatoes, lemon, garlic and fresh herbs. Delicious on toast or crackers. Courtesy Jams and Jellies Made Pure and Simple, by Ball Home Canning.
- 3 cups chopped chopped seeded peeled cored tomatoes (about 3 pounds)
- 2 teaspoons slivered lemon peel
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
- 1 (1 5/8 ounce) envelopeball 100% fruit pectin
- 4 1⁄2 cups sugar
- Prepare home canning jars and lids according to manufacturer's instructions. (*See tips below).
- Place prepared tomatoes in large saucepot; cover and simmer 10 minutes.
- Combine cooked tomatoes, lemon peel, lemon juice, garlic, herbs and pectin in a large saucepot.
- Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved.
- Returrn to a rolling boil. Boil hard one minute, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and skim foam, if necessary.
- Carefully ladle hot marmalade into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.
- Adjust caps.
- Process 10 minutes in a boiling water canner.
- Yield: about five 8-ounce jars.
- *PREPARING JARS AND LIDS: Visually examine jars and sealing surfaces for nicks, cracks and sharp edges. Wash and rinse jars and lids. Heat jars and lids in a saucepot of simmering water (180 degrees F). Leave the jars and lids in hot water until ready to use. When preparing jelly, jars must be boiled 10 minutes to sterilize. Do not boil lids. Note: A dishwasher may also be used for heating jars. Jars should be washed and dried using a complete regular cycle. Keep jars in the closed dishwasher, removing one at a time as needed.
- *ADJUSTING CAPS: Wipe rim and threads of jar with a clean, damp cloth. Place lid on jar with sealing compound next to glass. Screw band down evenly and firmly, just until a point of resistance is met---fingertip tight.
This was an easy recipe to prepare and make.
I did start following the exact directions but when it cam to the sugar, I used half and then tasted. It was very sweet at that stage, so I decided to boil a little longer and keep it at half the sugar amount.
It turned out very well, and still sweet, but quite nice.
I will be trying this again, but will be watching the sugar amount next time.
Bought this stuff at our local Farmers Market, tryed it, and OMG this stuff is AWESOME!!! Had to come home and find the recipe! Haven't made it myself yet but MAN IT'S GOOD!!! Tastes kinda like a sweet salsa!