Tomato Preserves is a superb solution to take pleasure in tomatoes all yr. When you develop tomatoes in the summertime, it is a recipe it’s best to strive. 

Red Tomate Preserves - The Southern Lady Cooks


These preserves are candy, made with contemporary 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 Pink Tomatoes – It is a must-make for those who develop contemporary tomatoes each summer time. We like them to be fairly ripe, however you’ll minimize out rotten components for those who discover any. 

White Granulated Sugar-The sugar is what makes this candy and scrumptious. It will style like jam or jelly after we are finished. 

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


Jars with lids-this recipe will make 1.5 half pints of tomato preserves. Make certain that your jars are clear. You may simply sterilize them by working 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 critical to maintain the jars off the underside of the canner throughout the canning course of in order that they received’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 might be highly regarded. Nonetheless, we now have finished it with a ladle. 

Bowls- for reducing 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 effectively.


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 needs to be ready in accordance with the producer’s directions on the field.

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

In a single facet of the sink, fill it can 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, minimize up the tomato and discard the core. Proceed this course of till all tomatoes are finished. 

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 a substitute 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 be certain the tomato combination thickens up, so it is going to be scrumptious preserves if you end up finished. 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 may make this with yellow tomatoes as effectively, however we don’t combine them. I’m positive some do, however we do crimson and yellow preserves. The style of the tomatoes is just a little completely different. 


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



No, you don’t need to, however the thought 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 massive 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 a success! So good and the stater is very easy!


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

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

Pink Tomato Preserves Recipe

It is a smart way to make use of crimson tomatoes. Pink Tomato Preserves is simple 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: Pink 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 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 a substitute 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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