Tomato Preserves is a superb technique to take pleasure in tomatoes all 12 months. If you happen to develop tomatoes in the summertime, it is a recipe you must attempt. 

Red Tomate Preserves - The Southern Lady Cooks


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


Backyard Contemporary Crimson Tomatoes – It is a must-make if you happen to develop recent tomatoes each summer season. We like them to be fairly ripe, however you’ll lower out rotten components if you happen to discover any. 

White Granulated Sugar-The sugar is what makes this candy and scrumptious. This may style like jam or jelly after we are completed. 

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


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

Boiling Water Canner with Rack –  Boiling water canners have a lid and a rack for holding jars.  The rack is important to maintain the jars off the underside of the canner throughout the canning course of in order 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 tub. 

Canning Funnell – This makes it a lot simpler to fill the jars because the tomato combination shall be extremely popular. Nonetheless, we’ve completed 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 offer you directions on making the preserves and the canning course of as properly.


You’ll be able to wash canning jars and bands in sizzling water with cleaning soap and rinse or place within the dishwasher.  The spherical self-sealing lids needs to be ready in response to 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 need to be boiling, however you do need it sizzling. 

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

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


Step 1:
Place just a few 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, lower up the tomato and discard the core. Proceed this course of till all tomatoes are completed. 

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

Step 3:
Convey tomatoes to a boil, stirring incessantly. Cook 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 high 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 tub 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 wish to make sure that the tomato combination thickens up, so it is going to be scrumptious preserves if you end up completed. You’ll possible 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 can also make this with yellow tomatoes as properly, however we don’t combine them. I’m positive some do, however we do crimson and yellow preserves. The style of the tomatoes is a little bit completely different. 


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



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


Jam is made with mashed fruit, whereas preserves is made with giant items of fruit. Generally 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 at all times successful! So good and the stater is really easy!


A great rule of thumb is most canned jams/preserves processed in a canner shall be good for a 12 months. When you open a jar, preserve it within the fridge. 

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

Crimson Tomato Preserves Recipe

It is a wonderful means to make use of crimson tomatoes. Crimson Tomato Preserves is simple to make.

Prep Time1 day 16 hours

Cook dinner Time1 hour

5 minutes

Whole Time1 day 17 hours 5 minutes

Course: Sauce

Delicacies: American, southern

Key phrase: Crimson Tomato Preserves

Servings: 1.5 pints

Writer: The Southern Woman Cooks

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

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

  • Convey tomatoes to a boil, stirring incessantly.

  • Cook 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 high of jar.

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

  • Course of jars in boiling water tub 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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