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Making jelly from tomatoes

jellymaker Nov 20, 2012 03:36 PM

Does anyone know the secret to making a delicious jelly from tomatoes? i've tried but it won't set with Certo

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    hippioflov RE: jellymaker Nov 20, 2012 03:53 PM

    i make tomato jam every year. My recipe isn't an exact thing and I don't use any type of jelling agent. I peel and coarsely chop the tomatoes. Then I add sugar til it tastes sweet, but not overpoweringly so. Then I add some cinnamon, cloves, and fresh ground ginger. I let this simmer on low heat all day, stirring occasionally so it doesn't stick. Once it reaches a thickness I like, I can it in 1/2 pint jars. It needs to be waterbathed for 10 minutes. One year I got wild and added some balsamic vinegar; it was yummy too.

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    1. re: hippioflov
      MunchkinRedux RE: hippioflov Nov 21, 2012 09:41 AM

      This is pretty close to my recipe for tomato jam (without the balsamic). Try it with a good dose of lime juice sometime.

    2. chefathome RE: jellymaker Nov 20, 2012 04:43 PM

      Do you mind posting the jelly recipe? I make tomato jam a lot but have yet to make tomato jelly (well, aside from aspic :) ).

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        jellymaker RE: chefathome Nov 20, 2012 07:56 PM

        I don't have a tomato recipe ready to go yet but I do make and sell savoury jelllies. here's my website: www.jellyboys.com Sorry but I can't give out the recipes for any of these bu they're really yummy. We sell a lot!!

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          chefathome RE: jellymaker Nov 20, 2012 08:15 PM

          That is wonderful! I sort of gathered from your name but one never knows! It is no wonder you sell a lot. How scrumptious. I make tons of favours but do not sell them.

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