Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tomato Spread

Soon our tomatoes will be coming ripe and this seems an easy recipe to make from the excess.

Tomato Spread

6 cups peeled and chunked tomatoes
5 1/2 cups sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 lemon sliced, very thin (use a kitchen mandolin for even slices)

Combine tomatoes and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, watching constantly. Reduce heat to a simmer and add spices and lemon. Cook 2 hours, watching and stirring frequently. When reduced by half, it is done. Skim foam. Pour into hot sterilized half pint jars, leaving 1/4" head room, cap and turn upside down for 5 minutes, then right side up. Let cool.

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