|This thick Candied Tomato Preserves goes great with cheese and crackers. If cooked down|
enough it becomes almost like a soft candy chew when cold. Yum! Chewable vitamins:)
This 4 ingredient Candied Tomato Preserves goes exceptionally well with cheese and or crackers. It would definitely be a delight to serve the newborn King (when he gets older), but for now, let's treat us!
- 1 pound Small tomatoes (cherry or grape seed) Homegrown or organic is best as the flavor makes a big difference in taste. Also, soft skinned tomatoes works best for this recipe as the skin breaks down to a candy. You can put them in the blender to break it down more. Also, you can always opt to skin the tomatoes by blanching them in boiling water for one minute before you remove the skins. I've also made this with canned tomatoes, but I added jalapenos, and bell peppers. So many ways to play with this recipe.
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Lemon Juice (reconstituted is fine)
- 1 teaspoon Salt
|I put all the ingredients in a stainless steel pot and cooked it down on a medium low flame for 30 minutes. Stirring and mashing them frequently towards the end to avoid the bottom from burning|
|Next, you want to reduce the flame to low, and mash the tomatoes some more stirring frequently for about 10-15 minutes|
or until you smell a caramel smell. It is quite thick but will thicken a lot more when it has cooled down.
|I ended up with 10 ounces of Sweet Candied Tomato Preserves. Put this in a container with a lid. These pic show it nice and thick while warm.|