Tomato Preserves

Recipe by Sharon123
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READY IN: 14hrs 30mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash and drain tomatoes.
  • Do not core tomatoes.
  • Tie spices and gingerroot in a spice bag.
  • Combine spice bag, sugar, lemon and water in a large saucepot.
  • Simmer 15 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes; cook gently until tomatoes become transparent, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cover and let stand 12 to 18 hours in a cool place.
  • Remove spice bag.
  • Remove tomatoes and lemon from syrup.
  • Boil syrup 2 to 3 minutes or longer to thicken.
  • Return tomatoes and lemon to syrup; boil 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Skim foam if necessary.
  • Ladle hot preserves into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
  • Adjust two-piece caps.
  • Process 20 minutes in a boiling-water canner.
  • Yield: about 6 half-pints.
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