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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and blanch tomatoes, in batches, for 30 seconds. When cool enough to handle, peel, core, and halve. Work over a strainer set over a bowl to catch the juices, and remove the seeds.

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  • Add 1 teaspoon salt and 2 basil leaves to each jar. Place tomatoes, cut sides down, in jars. Use a knife or spatula to remove air bubbles or extra space. Press down on the tomatoes to compact, and fill jars with the reserved tomato juice to within 1/2 inch of the rim. Wipe the rim, put on a hot lid and screw top, and transfer jars to the hot water. Repeat until all jars are filled and water covers them by 1 to 2 inches. Bring water to a boil, cover, and process for 45 minutes. Remove jars from pot, and let cool 24 hours. Test seals.

Reviews (11)

255 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 85
  • 2 star values: 78
  • 1 star values: 25
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2012
This recipe is a breeze. Got everything needed to follow at www.canology.com and now I am canning those tomatoes exactly as stated in the recipe. Super exciting!
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08/12/2012
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08/12/2012
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07/22/2012
Going to try tonight with lemon juice added
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07/22/2012
Going to try tonight with lemon juice added
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05/26/2011
Looking forward to doing this, but I won't be using Ball lids as they contain toxic BPA. There are other brands that are BPA free, though.
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09/27/2008
I don't understand the Ball Jar Company telling anyone such a thing. My mother canned tomatoes this way and she passed away in 1988 at 88 years young and I still put them up as she did. Please purchase the Ball Blue Book of Canning and follow those directions. The only reason I would add lemon juice is if I were canning the "low acid" tomatoes, but I wouldn't use them anyway....
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09/24/2008
I made this recipe. I was told afterward by the Ball mason jar company my tomatoes were unsafe to eat becasue they did not contain 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to acidify them. I am faced with discarding 24 quarts of tomatoes.
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09/24/2008
I made this recipe. I was told afterward by the Ball mason jar company my tomatoes were unsafe to eat becasue they did not contain 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to acidify them. I am faced with discarding 24 quarts of tomatoes.
Rating: Unrated
09/24/2008
I made this recipe. I was told afterward by the Ball mason jar company my tomatoes were unsafe to eat becasue they did not contain 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to acidify them. I am faced with discarding 24 quarts of tomatoes.
Rating: Unrated
05/08/2008
This would be nice also if it would print out on recipe card size.