How to make it

  • To remove skins, wash tomatoes and dip in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds or until the skins begin to split. Then dip in cold water, slip off skins, core and remove any blemished or discolored parts. Cut into quarters.
  • Heat about 1 pound of the quarters quickly in a large pot. As they are added, crush cut pieces using a large wooded spoon or maeet. This will draw off some juice. Continue heating the tomatoes, stirring to prevent burning. Bring to a boil and gradually
  • add the remaining quarters while stirring continually. These will soften with stirring and heating and will not need to be crushed Continue until all tomatoes are added. Then boil gently 5 minutes.
  • Packing Jars
  • Add lemon juice or citric acid to canning jars along with 1/2 teaspoon salt to each quart jar, if desired. Fill jars immediately with hot tomatoes, leaving ½-inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim and screw threads and adjust lids and screw bands
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  • Pints 35 minutes
  • Quarts 45 minutes
  • NOTE....You can use a big pot to boil the jars in if you don't have a pressure canner.

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    " It was excellent "
    tinadunlap ate it and said...
    thanks for this recipe. i have a 10lb box and more coming. we've been eating tomatoe sandwiches but now it's time to can. I love my home-made sauce , it was my mother's but now i have all thses fresh tomatoes and got to get busy.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I could have used this recipe when I canned 4 cases of tomato sauce this summer.
    Five forks
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  • dynie 12 years ago
    This takes me back to my youth and all those times I helped my mom can vegetables from our huge garden. I remembered the process in general, but not the specifics. She has since passed on and I have so many questions for her- The way we canned things was one area.

    Thanks for this post.
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  • fishtrippin 12 years ago
    Thanks!! I always forget the timing.
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    I love to can.. and tomatoes are my favorite as we eat so many! I also have a antique strainer that I still use! Homemade tomato juice!
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    " It was excellent "
    auntybea ate it and said...
    Great post, Teresa! Thanks you one-armed sweetie, you!
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    " It was excellent "
    morninlite ate it and said...
    Yippeee!!! More canning!! Thanks!!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    I agree your own home grown tomatoes canned. the best thanks
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