Tomato Preserves is an excellent option to take pleasure in tomatoes all 12 months. If you happen to develop tomatoes in the summertime, this can be a recipe it’s best to strive. 

Red Tomate Preserves - The Southern Lady Cooks


These preserves are candy, made with recent summer time tomatoes and spices, boiled down, put into jars, and thru a water bathtub for the canning course of. We like to eat this on our cathead biscuits, homemade sourdough bread, or toast. 


Backyard Contemporary Purple Tomatoes – This can be a must-make when you develop recent tomatoes each summer time. We like them to be fairly ripe, however you’ll minimize out rotten elements when you discover any. 

White Granulated Sugar-The sugar is what makes this candy and scrumptious. This can style like jam or jelly once we are achieved. 

Spices– This recipe makes use of cloves, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger. It’s a fantastic mixture that provides these preserves an exquisite taste.  


Jars with lids-this recipe will make 1.5 half pints of tomato preserves. Ensure that your jars are clear. You may simply sterilize them by operating them by the dishwasher. 

Boiling Water Canner with Rack –  Boiling water canners have a lid and a rack for holding jars.  The rack is critical to maintain the jars off the underside of the canner throughout the canning course of so that they gained’t crack and to permit water to flow into beneath the jars.

Canning Tongs – You want these to take away the jars from the water bathtub. 

Canning Funnell – This makes it a lot simpler to fill the jars for the reason that tomato combination will probably be extremely popular. Nonetheless, we now have achieved it with a ladle. 

Bowls- for chopping up tomatoes, discard peels and core and a pot to combine the tomato substances in for cooking. 


This course of can sound overwhelming, however when you get it down, it actually comes collectively rapidly. We’re going to provide you with directions on making the preserves and the canning course of as properly.


You may wash canning jars and bands in sizzling water with cleaning soap and rinse or place within the dishwasher.  The spherical self-sealing lids must be ready in accordance with the producer’s directions on the field.

Begin a pot of water on the range to scald your tomatoes so to peel the pores and skin off. This doesn’t must be boiling, however you do need it sizzling. 

In a single aspect of the sink, fill it should chilly water and add ice to it to get it actually chilly. 

You have to a bowl to discard all of the peelings and core. Plus, a bowl to chop up the tomatoes into. 


Step 1:
Place a couple of tomatoes within the sizzling water, let sit for about 30 seconds, scoop out with a ladle, and put instantly within the chilly water. Take away from water as soon as cooled, and peel the tomato. It ought to come off very simply. Discard the peel, minimize up the tomato and discard the core. Proceed this course of till all tomatoes are achieved. 

Step 2: 
Subsequent, weigh the tomatoes and put them in a pan. Tie cinnamon stick, entire cloves, and entire allspice in cheesecloth and add the bag to the pot with chopped tomatoes and different spices.  Word* If utilizing floor allspice as an alternative of entire, stir it into the combination.

Step 3:
Carry tomatoes to a boil, stirring often. Prepare dinner till syrup is pretty thick. (about an hour at a tough boil). 

Step 4:
Take away the spice bag and ladle into sterilized sizzling jars, leaving about 2 inches on the prime of jar.  Wipe jar rims, add lids and rings. Don’t screw rings on tight.  Have canner prepared with boiling water prepared for jars. 

Step 5
Put jars in canner with canner tongs. Course of jars in a boiling water bathtub canner for 5 minutes.  Take away from canner with canner tongs. You’ll hear the jar’s seal with a pop. As soon as sealed, tighten rings.  Let sit for twenty-four hours.


You need to make certain the tomato combination thickens up, so will probably be scrumptious preserves when you’re achieved. You’ll doubtless have far more than 2lbs of tomatoes, so double/triple recipe to your liking. We made 13lbs of tomatoes and had 9 half pint jars.


You may make this with yellow tomatoes as properly, however we don’t combine them. I’m positive some do, however we do purple and yellow preserves. The style of the tomatoes is somewhat completely different. 


This tomato preserves is served on something you’ll put jelly or jam on. It’s candy and scrumptious, and we find it irresistible on biscuits. You’ll find it irresistible on our sour cream biscuits



No, you don’t must, however the concept is for the preserves to be candy. So you should use a mix of what you take pleasure in.


Jam is made with mashed fruit, whereas preserves is made with giant items of fruit. Typically the fruit will break down throughout the cooking course of, and you actually can’t inform a lot of a distinction.

Sourdough Bread

This bread is all the time a success! So good and the stater is very easy!


An excellent rule of thumb is most canned jams/preserves processed in a canner will probably be good for a 12 months. When you open a jar, hold it within the fridge. 

 You may double it or triple it; you’ll doubtless need to. This recipe is for an abundance of tomatoes and it would be best to take pleasure in your preserves all winter.

Purple Tomato Preserves Recipe

This can be a good way to make use of purple tomatoes. Purple Tomato Preserves is straightforward to make.

Prep Time1 day 16 hours

Prepare dinner Time1 hour

5 minutes

Complete Time1 day 17 hours 5 minutes

Course: Sauce

Delicacies: American, southern

Key phrase: Purple Tomato Preserves

Servings: 1.5 pints

Writer: The Southern Woman Cooks

  • 2 kilos ripe purple tomatoes
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon entire cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon entire allspice or floor allspice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor ginger
  • Scald, pores and skin, minimize up and weigh tomatoes.

  • Stir in sugar, salt, and ginger.  Tie cinnamon stick, entire cloves and entire allspice in cheese fabric and add bag to pot with chopped tomatoes and different spices. If utilizing floor allspice as an alternative of entire stir it into combination.

  • Carry tomatoes to a boil, stirring often.

  • Prepare dinner till syrup is pretty thick. (about an hour at a tough boil).

  • Take away spice bag and ladle into sterilized sizzling jars leaving about 2 inches at prime of jar.

  • Wipe jar rims, add lids and rings. Don’t screw rings on tight.

  • Course of jars in boiling water bathtub for 5 minutes.

  • Take away from canner and tighten rings.

  • Let sit for twenty-four hours.  Makes 1 1/2 pints.

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