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Canned Cherry Tomatoes

Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by HunkieDorie23, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Jul 4, 2012
    HunkieDorie23

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    I have always heard that you can can cherry tomatoes. I saw a recipe on TV for canning cherry tomatoes and I thought I should share it. It was on French Food for Home, episode 73, "Well Preserved". I love this show by the way and if you have never watched it I highly recommend it.

    Recipe used quart size jars,
    Ingredients:
    cherry tomatoes
    bay leaf
    sliced onion
    1 -2 sprigs of thyme

    Add the raw tomatoes, a few slices of onion and the bay leaf and thyme to the jar. Fill them to the top of the jar, add no liquid and secure the lids. Put them into a hot water bath for 1 1/2 hrs. Remove and let cool.

    Then she used them to make soup with just a little cream and salt and pepper and a pureer stick. (She removed the bay and thyme)

    My cherries are not ripening faster than I can eat them yet so I can't try it yet but if someone else wants to give it a try please let us know.
     
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    lesa

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    I've canned them, just plain- no added spices. I had some golf ball sized ones, that worked out really great for that.
     
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    The Mama Chicken

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    Do you have to peel them first? Peeling Romas is bad enough, I can't imagine peeling cherries.
     
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    HunkieDorie23

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    She didn't peel them, then she used one of the sbumersion hand blenders to pureer it so she could turn it into soup. I really like homemade tomatoe soup so I was really intrigued
     
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    Jared77

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    So the cherries are canned whole? 1 1/2 hours in a water bath? How do you keep it boiling and not evaporate down to nothing? Is this on Youtube? Sorry just want to make sure I understand everything.
     
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    The Mama Chicken

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    Jared, if the pot is covered the water shouldn't evaporate, but if it does you can boil water in a kettle and add it as needed.
     
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  8. Jul 6, 2012
    ducks4you

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    You don't need to do anything special to can cherries. It's just that skinning the little ones is so time consuming that I don't recommend it. :/
     
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    Jared77

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    Gotcha, I've never water bathed anything that long. Everything with a long cook time has always been pressure canned per the recipes. Thanks for the info. And thank you for the link!
     
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    ducks4you

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    I always water bath my tomatoes bc they are high acid and don't require a pressure canner. I've only had 3 jars go bad on my in about 10 years of canning, and I usually put away about 65 jars of tomatoes every year. Usually I give them 25-35 minutes in the boiling water, then put them on wooden cutting boards on my counter to pop the seals and cool down for about a day or overnight. Then I store them. I used a can from 2010 last night for dinner. :D
     

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