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Sweet Tomato Relish, Canning

Sweet Tomato Relish, Canning created by Patti N.

My Mom made this when I was a kid and I have been craving it for years. I just got in to canning and had her find the recipe for me. She got it from a neighbor years ago. I found Roma tomatoes at a farmers market for 25 cents a pound and I couldn't resist. It tastes great on steak, hot dogs, burgers, venison etc. I even pour it over cream cheese and eat it with crackers. It is sweet, be warned. There are plenty of other tomato relish recipes out there if you prefer a savory relish.

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  • Get a big pot, really big, 10 quarts or bigger.
  • Mix ingredients together and simmer uncovered on low.
  • The tomatoes will break down on their own, but you can use a potato masher and/or immersion blender if a very smooth relish is desired.
  • Stir often, it can burn on the bottom. Stir with a spatula to help prevent sticking and burning.
  • Reduce until it reaches the consistency of applesauce. It will turn a nice dark red and be somewhat translucent. The recipe said 2-3 hours, I cooked it for 6.
  • To preserve, ladle relish in to prepared, hot jars leaving at least 1/4 inch head space.
  • Process in boiling water bath for 20 minute (adjust for altitude).
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"My Mom made this when I was a kid and I have been craving it for years. I just got in to canning and had her find the recipe for me. She got it from a neighbor years ago. I found Roma tomatoes at a farmers market for 25 cents a pound and I couldn't resist. It tastes great on steak, hot dogs, burgers, venison etc. I even pour it over cream cheese and eat it with crackers. It is sweet, be warned. There are plenty of other tomato relish recipes out there if you prefer a savory relish."
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  1. Patti N.
    Sweet Tomato Relish, Canning Created by Patti N.
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  2. Patti N.
    I was trying to find something new to use up all my extra tomatoes when I found this recipe. I choose to dice my onions and apples because I wanted a chunky relish. It's been cooking for a couple hours and smells wonderful. I'll update after it's processed.
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  3. Theresa O.
    Could I use them tomatoes?
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  4. mbuccheri1
    I would love to try this tomato relish...I'm in Australia and am unsure about the measurements, such as quarts...can you convert to grams or cups please
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  5. Mechelle M.
    Hi my husband is from Buffalo New York...this is very similar to something they make and can....I was wondering if you were from that area.. His family calls it chili sauce....but it's not really chili and it confuses people....I like the tomatoe relish name..
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