Tomato Jam!

It’s amazing how many tomatoes ripened from our garden this year.  After canning 125 jars of tomatoes, I found a recipe for tomato jam. Hmmm.  I wondered how that would taste.  So, I followed the recipe and this is the result.

Tomato Jam--tastes similar to strawberry jam.

Tomato Jam–tastes similar to strawberry jam.

I ran out of half pint jelly jars and had to use two pint jars.  We also had a small amount left over for sampling.  Mmmmm  Good!  Next time I will strain out the seeds before I make the jam.

 

Here’s the original recipe:

Tomato Jam
5c. crushed tomatoes  ( I used a potato masher.)
7c. sugar
1/2 t. butter
2 boxes of Sure-Jel
Measure the sugar into a bowl and set it aside. In a large saucepan, combine tomatoes, butter, and Sure-Jel and bring to a full boil.  Add sugar, stirring constantly.  Bring back to a hard rolling boil.   Boil for 12 minutes, then pour into hot jars.  Seal, process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.  (Be careful working with jelly/jam syrup.  It is very hot!)

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