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How To Can Tomatoes

Watch more Canning, Pickling, & Preserving videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Follow these tips to learn how to can tomatoes. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Boil and chill tomatoes; remove skins and cores Dip the tomatoes in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds, until the skin starts to split. Then transfer them to cold water, slip off the skins, remove the cores, and halve them. Step 2: Add lemon juice, salt, and tomatoes to jar Add lemon juice and salt to the bottom of the jar. Then fill the jar with tomatoes until the jar is three-fourths full. Tip Lemon juice is used as a preservative. Add a teaspoon of sugar to the jar if you want to mask the sour flavor from the lemon juice. Step 3: Cover with boiling water or tomato juice; add lid Cover the tomatoes with boiling water, leaving ?-inch to the top of the jar. Then put the lid on the jar and secure it with the screw band until the lid is snug, but not too tight. Step 4: Heat water in canner to 140 degrees; add jar Fill the canner halfway with water and preheat the water to 140 degrees. Then put the jar in the canner and add more water to the canner until the water level is 1 to 2 inches above the top of the jar. Step 5: Bring to a gentle boil and cover Bring the water to a gentle boil and cover. Allow the tomatoes to process for 45 minutes. Tip Adjust processing time if you are at a high altitude. Add 5 minutes if you are at elevations over 1,000 feet. Step 6: Remove jar and seal Remove the jar from the canner. Check the lid to make sure that they are properly sealed, and reprocess the jar if the lid is not properly sealed. Tip Test a flat, metal jar lid by pressing down on the center of the lid. A properly sealed lid won't move. Step 7: Wash, dry, label, and store jar Wash, dry, and label the jar, and store it in a cool, dry place. When properly stored, canned tomatoes should last for up to a year. Did You Know? A tomato is botanically a fruit, but an 1893 Supreme Court decision ruled that they were to be considered vegetables, allowing for a higher tax to be placed on imported tomatoes.
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