*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Tomato Preserves
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Tomatoes                         Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Lb.           firm -- small, yellow or
                         red tomatoes (about 10 or 12)
      3/4  C.            water
      1/4                lemon -- thinly sliced
    1      Piece         fresh -- (about 1/2-inch)
                         ginger root or 1/8 tsp.
                         powdered ginger
    1 2/3  C.            sugar
 
 If tomatoes are quite ripe, remove the skins. (Skins
 become tougher as tomatoes ripen.) Dip tomatoes into boiling
 water, then into cold water to loosen skins. Boil lemon for 5
 minutes in 1/4 cup water.
 Make a syrup with the remaining 1/2 cup water and the
 sugar. Simmer 5 minutes. To the syrup, add the tomatoes,
 ginger, lemon and liquid in which the lemon was cooked. Boil
 until tomatoes are clear and syrup is thickened slightly.
 Remove foam. Ladle hot tomatoes into hot jars. Adjust lids.
 Process 20 minutes in a simmering water bath.
 
 Makes 2 To 3 Half Pints
 
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