- 1 Tbsp
- mixed pickling spices
- piece ginger root
- 4 c
- lemons, thinly sliced
- 2 lb
- firm red, green, yellow tomatoes, peeled
How to Make Tomato Preserves
- 1Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag and add to sugar, lemon, and water.
Simmer for 15 minutes.
Add tomatoes and cook gently until tomatoes become clear.
- 2Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
Cover and let stand overnight, in a cool place.
- 3Heat to boiling.
Pack tomato pieces and lemon into hot sterile jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
Remove spice bag from remaining liquid (syrup) and boil for 2 to 4 more minutes.
Pour hot mixture over tomatoes.
Wipe jar rims with hot cloth to allow for proper sealing.
- 4Remove air bubbles from jars, cap, and process in boiling water bath for 20 minutes