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Sep 18, 2009 06:59 PM

Canning Cherry Tomatoes has anyone ever tried?

Just wondering if anyones ever tried canning cherry tomatoes I've had a bumper load this year but everything I've read says you can't but dosen't mention why, I know the italians do a really expensive can of cherry tomatoes that are supposed to be really good, just wondering if anyone knows why? I was thinking of doing a couple small test jars to see? Any ideas?

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  1. I don't know ... googling turns up a zillion ideas for canning cherry tomatoes and this info from Ohio State University about why not to can

    Basically because of not enough acid and the risk of botulism.

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    1. re: rworange

      Thanks for that article about WHY you can't can cherry tomatoes though you wonder why you can't add lemon juice like you do to the regular tomatoes when you can them.

    2. The best Italian ones are peeled, if you can them with peels on they're not so great. I guess that's why the good ones are so expensive, maybe it has to be done by hand.

      1. I did a recipe this year (first time) for pickled grape tomatoes. If you like pickling, maybe you could try that with some of the cherry tomatoes too. The recipe looks really cool in the jar -- I used red, yellow and orange grape tomatoes, plus it calls for a clove of garlic and a spring of rosemary.

        1. I've not tried canning or jarring, but I *love* to dry them in a very low oven.

          1. Thanks Everyone for the great ideas, I'll have to try drying them, or pickling them

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