Tomato Preserves is an excellent technique to get pleasure from tomatoes all yr. For those who develop tomatoes in the summertime, it is a recipe it’s best to attempt. 

Red Tomate Preserves - The Southern Lady Cooks


These preserves are candy, made with contemporary 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, selfmade sourdough bread, or toast. 


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

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

Spices– This recipe makes use of cloves, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger. It’s a great 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 important 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 tub. 

Canning Funnell – This makes it a lot simpler to fill the jars for the reason that tomato combination might be extremely popular. Nevertheless, now we have carried out it with a ladle. 

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


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


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 response to 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 should 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’ll need 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 carried out. 

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 ceaselessly. 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 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 need to be certain that the tomato combination thickens up, so it will likely be scrumptious preserves when you’re carried out. You’ll seemingly 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 nicely, however we don’t combine them. I’m certain some do, however we do purple and yellow preserves. The style of the tomatoes is just a little completely different. 


This tomato preserves is served on something you’d 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 should, however the thought is for the preserves to be candy. So you should utilize a mixture of what you get pleasure from.


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 successful! 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, preserve it within the fridge. 

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

Purple Tomato Preserves Recipe

It is a smart way to make use of purple tomatoes. Purple 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: Purple Tomato Preserves

Servings: 1.5 pints

Creator: The Southern Girl 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, lower 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 ceaselessly.

  • 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 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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