I was blessed this weekend with a follower, Erin, who shared with me a recipe that I have done before from a different canning book but Erin's is from the Joy of Pickling. It has an interesting twist in that there is a lemon slice at the bottom of each jar. It looks so interesting I asked her if I could share the recipe and the pic that she put up.
Thanks again Erin for a great inspiration for using tomatoes in a classic way that many remember from the past! Note: this is not a beginners recipe!
Makes 7-8 half pint jars
8 cups sugar
2 tbs pickling spices
6 thin slices of ginger
4 medium lemons sliced
Blanch tomatoes -2 min- plunge cold water, core, peel & quarter. In a bowl mix sugar with tomatoes and cover with plastic wrap let stand 6-12 hours in the refrigerator. (This is called macerating the tomatoes)
Drain the liquid from tomatoes into a saucepan. Tie the pickling spices and ginger in
Add tomatoes, lemons, and spices. Reduce heat to low and cook tomato mixture until dark red and translucent.
Skim off any foam - remove spices -with plastic utensil remove lemon slices place in bottoms of sterilized jars.
Ladle preserves into half pint jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rims and add hot lid/ring. Process the jars for 20 minutes in a boiling water bath. Do not start timing until the water has come back to a full rolling boil.
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