Friday, April 20, 2012

Tomato Soup - Condensed with Clear Jel

Here is my adapted Condensed Tomato Soup recipe using Clear Jel as the thickener in place of the usually flour and butter roux. Whitney Donohue was kind enough to make the recipe this week and sent me the pic and review of the final product. Very excited to have this recipe in my library.   

You can now purchase Clear Jel from
SB Canning Store... click here

Condensed Tomato Soup
Whitney Donohue's Tomato Soup!
It turned out great, and half-pint jars are perfect
(really! a 10-oz can is just a bit too much).
Servings: 4 pints
Ingredients

8 lbs ripe tomatoes, unpeeled, quartered
1 cup celery, diced
2 cups onion, diced
1 large green or red pepper,  seeded and diced
1 cup fresh parsley
6 bay leaves
3/4 cup Clear-Jel  
2 1/2 Tablespoons salt (not required and can salt when serving)






Directions

Place tomatoes, celery, onion, green pepper in a large stainless steel pot and bring to a boil. Add parsley and bay leaves. Cook uncovered until tender, stirring as needed.

Press through a food mill or sieve into a large stainless steel or enameled cast iron saucepan, add salt.

Mix Clear Jel by adding it to a ½ cup of cooled tomato puree. Bring soup back to a boil and stir in the diluted Clear Jel. Continue to boil for two minutes till thick consistency.
Ladle into pint jars and fill to 1” headspace. Add 1 T. bottled lemon juice to each pint and  Wipe rims and add hot lids and rings.
Process in pressure canner at 10 pounds of pressure for weighted gauge and 11 pounds for dial gauge, for 25 minutes for pints or half pints. Do not use quarts for this recipe.
When ready to make the soup just heat with equal amount of liquid such as milk, water or chickenbroth. Using the Clear Jel will leave no taste to the soup.