Tomato Preserves

  • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes -- peeled with stem ends and core removed
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 lemon juice
  • 6 1/3 cups of sugar
  • 1 6oz bottle liquid fruit pectin

Cut the peeled tomatoes into eighths. In an 8 quart kettle, measure 3 cups tomatoes. Simmer 10 minutes. Add peel and lemon juice. Stir in sugar. Bring to a boil and boil hard uncovered for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in pectin. Skim off foam with a metal spoon. Pour at once into hot jars and seal.

  • Yields: 7 half pints
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
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