Yellow Tomato Preserves Recipe

Yellow Teardrop Tomatoes
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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Maceration time: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 3 half-pint jars (24 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
71 Calories
0g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 half-pint jars (24 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 71
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 8mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Make this colorful and unusual preserve a holiday staple in your family. Serve it with savory roasted meats and vegetables, or instead of cranberry sauce with turkey.

The recipe tastes just as good if you use red tomatoes, but the color is really gorgeous when it's made with yellow tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds tomatoes (yellow)
  • 8 ounces sugar
  • 6 ounces honey
  • 2 medium lemons
  • 2 ounces ginger (fresh)

Steps to Make It

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cut off the stem ends of the tomatoes and place them in a heatproof pot or bowl. Pour the boiling water over the tomatoes.

  2. When cool enough to handle, drain, slip the skins off the tomatoes. Squish out most of the seedy gel. Discard skins and seeds.

  3. Coarsely chop the skinned, seeded tomatoes. Stir together with the sugar and honey. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least two hours or overnight.

  4. Sterilize 3 half-pint jars by boiling them in water for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the jars in the hot water until you are ready to fill them.

  5. While the jars are sterilizing, seed and very finely chop the lemons, discarding the seeds but keeping the peels along with the pulp. The citrus peels provide the pectin in this recipe that gives the preserves a nice gel.

  6. Peel and finely chop or grate the ginger. Add the ginger and lemons to the other ingredients in a large pot.

  7. Bring to a boil, stirring, until the setting point is reached.

  8. Ladle into sterilized half-pint jars leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes.

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