Crushed Tomatoes Canned

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 6 pints




  • Optional squeezing out the seeds and extra water before processing will produce thicker crushed tomatoes.
  • Pulse 1 pound tomatoes at a time adding each to a large pot. This will draw off some juice. Continue heating the tomatoes, stirring to prevent burning. Bring to a boil and gradually add the remaining crushed tomatoes while stirring continually. Continue until all tomatoes are added. Then boil gently 5-10 minutes.
  • (When canning tomatoes by themselves, it is recommended that acid should be added to lower the pH level. Helping adjust it`s pH value to 4.6 or lower by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or 1/4 teaspoon citric acid per pint of product. For quarts, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon citric acid. This may be done by adding directly to jars before filling.).
  • Add lemon juice or citric acid to canning jars along with optional 1/2 teaspoon salt and optional sugar to taste, (if tomatoes are not to your sweetness) to each quart jar, if desired. Fill jars immediately with hot tomatoes, leaving ½-inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim and screw threads and adjust lids and screw bands.
  • Process in Boiling Water Bath Canner for.
  • Pints 35 minutes
  • Quarts 45 minutes covered with water by 1-2 inches.
  • For the Boiling Water Bath method, process an additional minute for each 1000 feet in elevation. (i.e.) 5000 feet=5 additional minutes of processing time.
  • Check seals after 12-24 hours. Any unsealed jars should be refrigerated and used within 2 weeks. Sealed jars can be stored on the pantry shelf for up to one year.