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Canning Cherry Tomatoes has anyone ever tried?

tidecreek Sep 18, 2009 06:59 PM

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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    tidecreek Sep 19, 2009 04:02 PM

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

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    1. re: tidecreek
      momskitchen Sep 19, 2009 06:23 PM

      hy this recipe ... looks good:


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      vcavett Sep 19, 2009 07:27 AM

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

      1. LNG212 Sep 19, 2009 06:19 AM

        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. coll Sep 19, 2009 02:38 AM

          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. rworange Sep 18, 2009 08:03 PM

            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
              tidecreek Sep 19, 2009 03:49 PM

              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.

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