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Tomato Preserves With Pectin

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Rating: 5/5
2 reviews
1 comment

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   6 half-pints

recipe id: 28738
cook method: stovetop

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2 1/2 pounds tomatoes
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 pounds sugar
1 box Sure Jell


Peel and cut the tomatoes into small pieces. Simmer for 10 minutes.

To 3 cups cooked tomatoes, add lemon juice and Sure Jell. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Add sugar and again bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat, skim, place preserves in jars and cover. Pour preserves into sterilized jars, seal and process in hot water bath for 15 minutes.

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41 calories, 0 grams fat, 11 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
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Im just wondering something...when u say remove from heat, place preserves in jars and cover...then you say pour preserves into sterlizied confused. Any clarification? Im a little slow this morning.. what do you mean by cover? And arent your preserves already in jars? seems to me you would pour preserves into sterilized jars seal and process not understanding the two step process. thanks

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This recipe was excellent! Just like I remembered. I had no scale for weight, so I guessed the amount of sugar, after reading some other recipes. Turned out perfect. :)

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
So far, this is the best Tomato Preserve Recipe that I have tried. This one is so good... I think my searching is over. Great with fresh biscuits and butter.

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