Tomato Preserves is a superb technique to get pleasure from tomatoes all yr. If you happen to develop tomatoes in the summertime, it is a recipe it is best to 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 bathtub for the canning course of. We like to eat this on our cathead biscuits, homemade sourdough bread, or toast. 


Backyard Recent Crimson Tomatoes – It is a must-make in case you develop recent tomatoes each summer season. We like them to be fairly ripe, however you’ll minimize out rotten elements 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 executed. 

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


Jars with lids-this recipe will make 1.5 half pints of tomato preserves. Make sure that your jars are clear. You possibly can simply sterilize them by operating them via 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 in the course of the canning course of so that they received’t crack and to permit water to flow into underneath 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 will likely be very popular. Nevertheless, we have now executed it with a ladle. 

Bowls- for slicing up tomatoes, discard peels and core and a pot to combine the tomato components 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 nicely.


You possibly can 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 so as to peel the pores and skin off. This doesn’t should be boiling, however you do need it sizzling. 

In a single facet of the sink, fill it’ll chilly water and add ice to it to get it actually chilly. 

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


Step 1:
Place a number of 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 executed. 

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.  Observe* If utilizing floor allspice as a substitute of entire, stir it into the combination.

Step 3:
Convey tomatoes to a boil, stirring regularly. 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 sure the tomato combination thickens up, so will probably be scrumptious preserves when you’re executed. You’ll probably 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 pink and yellow preserves. The style of the tomatoes is a bit of totally different. 


This tomato preserves is served on something you’d put jelly or jam on. It’s candy and scrumptious, and we find it irresistible on biscuits. You’ll find it irresistible 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 mix of what you get pleasure from.


Jam is made with mashed fruit, whereas preserves is made with massive items of fruit. Generally the fruit will break down in the course of 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 really easy!


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

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

Crimson Tomato Preserves Recipe

It is a wonderful means to make use of pink tomatoes. Crimson Tomato Preserves is straightforward 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: Crimson Tomato Preserves

Servings: 1.5 pints

Writer: The Southern Girl Cooks

  • 2 kilos ripe pink 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.

  • Convey tomatoes to a boil, stirring regularly.

  • 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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