No Cook TOMATO fresh PRESERVES Recipe

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From your garden or local market, pick your tastiest ripe red fruit.
Fresh, juicy tomatoes preserved and ready for the off-seasonal months.

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Servings: 4 medium jars


  • . > (American / Metric measures) <
  • . 12 medium-large Tomatoes, juicy type preferred
  • . 1 tsp. (5ml) sea salt (yields 1/4 tsp./1ml per jar)
  • . 4 Tbsps. (60ml) lemon juice (2 small lemons)-(yields 1 Tbsp. /15ml juice per jar)
  • . a few fresh basil leaves


  1. . Wash the tomatoes and let them dry. Set aside.
  2. . Sterilize jars in a large pot of water with a metal rack. Bring them to a boil. Close the heat and keep a lid on the pot.
  3. . In a large bowl, cut up all the tomatoes into small pieces. Note: variation would be to puree them into a food processor.
  4. . Take out the hot jars and quickly stuff them packed with the tomatoes and basil. Put in the salt and pour the lemon juice over top. Leave about a 1/2 inch (1cm) space at the top.
  5. . Dip the brand new seals in the hot water and immediately place them on top of the jars. Screw on the caps fairly tight but not too tight.
  6. . With a big ladle, remove a good portion of the hot water in order to avoid overflow when placing heavier jars. Place the jars back in the pot covered with at least 1 inch (2cm) of water. Bring the water to a boil for 10 minutes. Afterwards, lower the heat to LOW-MEDIUM for an additional 50 minutes.
  7. . Take the jars out with the appropriate tool and place them onto a dish towel in an area where they won't be disturbed for the next 24 hours. Make sure the seals are successfully sealed in order to safely store them into the pantry.
  8. . > Note: If for some reason some jars did not properly seal, use the tomato within the week. Also, once the jars have settled, they will have a good spacing of liquid at the bottom, completely normal.
  9. . >Serving suggestion: When ready to use, give the jar a good shaking before pouring out. If not pureed, do it at the moment of use. Spreading this tomato preserve on spread out pizza dough will cook nicely within 15 minutes and then, your favourite toppings can be added. Afterwards, cook the pizza for another 5 minutes or so.
  10. . Happy preserves from Claudia's


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  • judee
    August 24, 2015
    Great directions. Easy to follow . Thanks

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