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Aug 25, 2013 05:51 PM

Canning tomatoes!

could you please share easy recipes for canning tomatoes? I have a LOT of tomatoes that will go bad if not canned tomorrow night.

I am looking for something on the easy side since I will be doing all the canning after work and I do not have pressure canner. I would love to do some crushed canned tomatoes for winter cooking as well as some salsa!
I also have some eggplant that needs to be canned as well!

Helps is much appreciated!

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  1. Last year was my first time canning tomatoes and I used this recipie which was really easy. I used the lemon juice.

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    1. re: geminigirl

      Thank you! I canned 12 cans yesterday late night using this recipe, but still have plenty of tomatoes left...and eggplant...

      1. re: Allenkii

        Eggplant has to be pressure canned but you can pickle eggplant and keep it in the fridge for a long time.

        1. re: Allenkii

          If you don't want to repeat your canning, especially since you now have plenty of jars, try oven-roasting the tomatoes. It concentrates the flavor and lets you store a lot of tomatoes for winter without taking up much space.

          Preheat oven to 250F. Cut tom's in half, squeeze out most of the seeds into strainer over another container (so you keep some of the juice for another use -- such as tomato sauce), lay on rimmed baking sheet cut side up. Drizzle with a little oil, sprinkle a little salt, and put in the oven for 2-3 hours. You can line the baking sheet with parchment to minimize sticking and ease cleanup.

          When the 'oven-dried' tomatoes have cooled, put them in a freezer bag, label and date, and freeze.

          1. re: ellabee

            Oh that's a great idea! thank you!

          2. re: Allenkii

            Glad it was helpful, I am crossing my fingers I get a box of sauce tomatoes this year, I am on the wait list....

              1. re: Allenkii

                Local farm, and just found out there is a box with my name on it! Canning tomatoes, and applesauce this weekend!

        2. We like the "Zesty Salsa" from the Ball site, Freshpreserving. Though I only get 11, not 12, half pints per batch.

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