RED TOMATO PRESERVES RECIPE – The Southern Girl Cooks

Tomato Preserves is a superb solution to take pleasure in tomatoes all 12 months. If you happen to develop tomatoes in the summertime, this can be a recipe it’s best to strive. 

Red Tomate Preserves - The Southern Lady Cooks

❤️WHY YOU WILL LOVE TOMATO PRESERVES

These preserves are candy, made with recent summer time tomatoes and spices, boiled down, put into jars, and thru a water tub for the canning course of. We like to eat this on our cathead biscuits, homemade sourdough bread, or toast. 

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

Backyard Contemporary Crimson Tomatoes – It is a must-make in the event you develop recent tomatoes each summer time. We like them to be fairly ripe, however you’ll reduce out rotten elements in the event you discover any. 

White Granulated Sugar-The sugar is what makes this candy and scrumptious. It will style like jam or jelly once we are finished. 

Spices– This recipe makes use of cloves, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger. It’s a great mixture that offers these preserves a beautiful taste.  

🥄EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Jars with lids-this recipe will make 1.5 half pints of tomato preserves. Make sure that your jars are clear. You’ll be able to simply sterilize them by operating them via the dishwasher. 

Boiling Water Canner with Rack –  Boiling water canners have a lid and a rack for holding jars.  The rack is important to maintain the jars off the underside of the canner throughout the canning course of in order that they received’t crack and to permit water to flow into below the jars.

Canning Tongs – You want these to take away the jars from the water tub. 

Canning Funnell – This makes it a lot simpler to fill the jars for the reason that tomato combination might be very popular. Nevertheless, now we have finished it with a ladle. 

Bowls- for reducing up tomatoes, discard peels and core and a pot to combine the tomato substances in for cooking. 

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

This course of can sound overwhelming, however when you get it down, it actually comes collectively shortly. We’re going to offer you directions on making the preserves and the canning course of as effectively.

PREPARATIONS

You’ll be able to wash canning jars and bands in scorching water with cleaning soap and rinse or place within the dishwasher.  The spherical self-sealing lids must be ready in response to the producer’s directions on the field.

Begin a pot of water on the range to scald your tomatoes in an effort to peel the pores and skin off. This doesn’t should be boiling, however you do need it scorching. 

In a single facet of the sink, fill it should chilly water and add ice to it to get it actually chilly. 

You have to a bowl to discard all of the peelings and core. Plus, a bowl to chop up the tomatoes into. 

COOKING STEPS

Step 1:
Place just a few tomatoes within the scorching water, let sit for about 30 seconds, scoop out with a ladle, and put instantly within the chilly water. Take away from water as soon as cooled, and peel the tomato. It ought to come off very simply. Discard the peel, reduce up the tomato and discard the core. Proceed this course of till all tomatoes are finished. 

Step 2: 
Subsequent, weigh the tomatoes and put them in a pan. Tie cinnamon stick, entire cloves, and entire allspice in cheesecloth and add the bag to the pot with chopped tomatoes and different spices.  Be aware* If utilizing floor allspice as an alternative of entire, stir it into the combination.

Step 3:
Deliver tomatoes to a boil, stirring incessantly. Cook dinner till syrup is pretty thick. (about an hour at a tough boil). 

Step 4:
Take away the spice bag and ladle into sterilized scorching jars, leaving about 2 inches on the prime of jar.  Wipe jar rims, add lids and rings. Don’t screw rings on tight.  Have canner prepared with boiling water prepared for jars. 

Step 5
Put jars in canner with canner tongs. Course of jars in a boiling water tub canner for 5 minutes.  Take away from canner with canner tongs. You’ll hear the jar’s seal with a pop. As soon as sealed, tighten rings.  Let sit for twenty-four hours.

⭐TIP

You need to ensure that the tomato combination thickens up, so it will likely be scrumptious preserves when you find yourself finished. You’ll doubtless have far more than 2lbs of tomatoes, so double/triple recipe to your liking. We made 13lbs of tomatoes and had 9 half pint jars.

RECIPE VARIATIONS

You may make this with yellow tomatoes as effectively, however we don’t combine them. I’m positive some do, however we do pink and yellow preserves. The style of the tomatoes is a little bit completely different. 

WHAT TO SERVE WITH

This tomato preserves is served on something you’ll put jelly or jam on. It’s candy and scrumptious, and we find it irresistible on biscuits. You’ll find it irresistible on our sour cream biscuits

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I HAVE TO USE ALL OF THOSE SPICES?

No, you don’t should, however the thought is for the preserves to be candy. So you need to use a mixture of what you take pleasure in.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JAM AND PRESERVES?

Jam is made with mashed fruit, whereas preserves is made with giant items of fruit. Generally the fruit will break down throughout the cooking course of, and you actually can’t inform a lot of a distinction.

Sourdough Bread

This bread is all the time a success! So good and the stater is really easy!

🥄HOW TO STORE

A superb rule of thumb is most canned jams/preserves processed in a canner might be good for a 12 months. When you open a jar, preserve it within the fridge. 

 You’ll be able to double it or triple it; you’ll doubtless need to. This recipe is for an abundance of tomatoes and it would be best to take pleasure in your preserves all winter.

Crimson Tomato Preserves Recipe

It is a good way to make use of pink tomatoes. Crimson Tomato Preserves is simple to make.

Prep Time1 day 16 hours

Cook dinner Time1 hour

5 minutes

Whole Time1 day 17 hours 5 minutes

Course: Sauce

Delicacies: American, southern

Key phrase: Crimson Tomato Preserves

Servings: 1.5 pints

Creator: The Southern Girl Cooks

  • 2 kilos ripe pink tomatoes
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon entire cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon entire allspice or floor allspice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor ginger
  • Scald, pores and skin, reduce up and weigh tomatoes.

  • Stir in sugar, salt, and ginger.  Tie cinnamon stick, entire cloves and entire allspice in cheese fabric and add bag to pot with chopped tomatoes and different spices. If utilizing floor allspice as an alternative of entire stir it into combination.

  • Deliver tomatoes to a boil, stirring incessantly.

  • Cook dinner till syrup is pretty thick. (about an hour at a tough boil).

  • Take away spice bag and ladle into sterilized scorching jars leaving about 2 inches at prime of jar.

  • Wipe jar rims, add lids and rings. Don’t screw rings on tight.

  • Course of jars in boiling water tub for 5 minutes.

  • Take away from canner and tighten rings.

  • Let sit for twenty-four hours.  Makes 1 1/2 pints.

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