Peel tomatoes and remove core .Place in glass or plastic bowl;add sugar and let set overnight.Drain juice into a large heavy cooking pot;add cinnamon stick and minced ginger root. Boil rapidly until it thinkens, about 20 minutes.
Cut tomatoes into 6 to 8 wedges ;Add juice with sliced lemons,cook until mixture thinkens and clears .20 to 30 minutes.Discard cinnamon stick if desired.
Pack into hot sterilized jars. adjust lids. Process in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.May be kept in refrigerator. MAKES 5 HALF PINTS