4 1/2 cblanched, peeled, seeded and finely chopped ripe tomatoes (about 4 1/2 lbs)
1/4 csnipped fresh basil
1/4 cbottled lemon juice
11.75- ounce package powdered fruit pectin for lower sugar recipes
How to Make Tomato-Basil Jam
- In a 6 or 8 quart kettle or pot, bring tomatoes to boiling over med. heat, stirring frequently. reduce heat. Simmer covered for 10 minutes. Stir basil, lemon juice and salt into the tomatoes. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the sugar with the pectin. Stir sugar mixture into tomato mixture. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Stir in the remaining 2 3/4 cups sugar. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, skim off foam with metal spoon.
- Ladle into hot,sterilized half-pint or smaller jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Process in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes. Remove jars, cool on wire racks