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Ripe Tomato Preserves

Ingredients
  Tomatoes 2 Pound
  Sugar 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Lemons 2 , thinly sliced
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Whole cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Whole allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Scald tomatoes, skin and weigh them.
2. Cut large tomatoes into half.
3. In a large bowl, place tomatoes and cover with sugar; let stand overnight in a cool place.
4. Next morning, drain juice.
5. In a cheesecloth bag, put together lemon (seeds discarded), salt and spices; tie the bag.

MAKING
6. In a large kettle, pour tomato juice and place the spice bag; boil for 10 minutes.
7. Add tomatoes and cook with constant stirring until mixture is thick and clear.
8. Remove and discard spice bag.

FINALISING
9. Into hot sterilized jars, pour mixture leaving 1/8 inch empty on top.
10. Using a clean and dry kitchen towel, wipe the rim of jar and adjust lid.
11. Into a canner of boiling water, place the jars and process for 5 minutes.
12. Remove jars and place over a clean towel.
13. Let the jars cool down and seal completely until they are self-sealing type.

SERVING
14. Serve Red Raspberry Preserves with bread or toast.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Canning
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes

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