Making Tasty Tomato Jam


Summer is the ideal season for storing tomatoes, but there is a technique that can make them last for up to two years. All you need are some fresh tomatoes, preferably from your garden, and lots of basil.

The secret to tasty tomato jam is using ripe and different types of tomatoes. To make sure you pick the right ones, ask your nearby fruit and vegetable seller. It's a good idea to make the sauce a few days after buying the tomatoes because it can improve the final result.

One easy way to know if tomatoes are ready to eat is by seeing if the stem comes off easily from the fruit. And don't forget, when you open a jar of tomato sauce, it should have the same taste, appearance, and smell as when you initially prepared it. If the sauce tastes, looks, or smells different, it is bad and should be thrown away.

Easy Recipe for Tomato Jam

It is very important to properly clean jars for successful food preservation. Follow this simple recipe using about 7 kilograms of tomatoes. You will end up with roughly 3 jars of 2 liters each.

List of items needed:

7 kilograms of ripe tomatoes
Add basil according to your preference.
Heating water to sterilize jars.
Time needed to prepare: 15 minutes
Time needed for cooking: 30 minutes
Expiration date: 2 years
Getting ready.

Cut the tomatoes into small pieces and mix them until smooth. Put the mixture in a pot and heat it until it boils.

Remove any foam that appears on the surface while it is boiling. Keep boiling for a few more minutes and then turn off the stove.

Poke the tomatoes with a fork and put them in clean glass jars. Put the tomato sauce in the jars.

To close the jars tightly, put them in hot water in a pot to remove air and create a vacuum. Keep the closed jars in a cool and dry location.

It is important to make sure the lid is tightly closed and there is no air inside the jar to keep your tomato preserves fresh for longer. With this easy method, you will always have homemade preservatives on hand, ready to enhance any meal, from a simple pasta dish to tasty seasonings! Savor the yummy flavor of summer anytime.