Tomato Juice for Canning

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Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

A basic tomato juice recipe for canning-shake well before using.

Directions

  1. Here's a quote from Bernardin. "Any amount of tomatoes can be used.
  2. An average of 3-3 1/2 pounds of tomatoes are needed to make 1 quart of juice. A bushel of tomatoes-53 pounds-will make from 15-18 quarts of juice.
  3. A bushel of tomatoes-53 pounds-will make from 15-18 quarts of juice.
  4. To acidify the tomato juice add: 1 T. bottled lemon juice per pint jar or 2 T. per quart jar.
  5. Salt is optional but makes it taste better--1/2 t. per pint or 1 t. per quart.".
  6. So wash and cut up tomatoes 2 Cups at a time add to a large stainless pot and crush, all the while bringing to a boil.
  7. (I would be using a food processor at this point).
  8. When all tomatoes are crushed maintain a boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  9. Press tomato pulp through a fine sieve or food mill.
  10. Return to pot and heat to boiling.
  11. Prepare the jars and ladle in hot juice leaving 1/2 inch head space-wipe-seal and process in a boiling water bath, 35 minutes for pints and 40 minutes for quarts at altitudes up to 1000 feet.
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Thanks for posting this simple recipe/method of canning tomato juice. It turned out wonderfully, very delicious. I did use celery salt just because I'm a big fan of it :)