Homemade Tomato Paste

“This makes a great gift and is so useful in your cupboard! Adapted from Razzle Dazzle Recipes and changed a bit! This may be canned or poured into ice cube trays and frozen, to use when needed!”
READY IN:
4hrs 20mins
YIELD:
9 1/2 pint jars
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash and trim tomatoes. Blanch and remove skin if desired, or press through sieve when done cooking.
  2. Combine tomatoes, red peppers,onions, bay leaves, basil,oregano, honey, if using, and salt in a large stockpot and cook slowly for about 1 hour.
  3. Press through a fine sieve. Add garlic, and continue cooking slowly until thick enough to keep its shape on a spoon, about 2 1/2 hours. Stir frequently to keep from sticking.(this could be done in a crockpot-just stir and keep an eye on it).
  4. Pour through sieve(if you left the skins on), then pour into hot 1/2 pint canning jars, leaving 1/2" headspace.
  5. Process 1/2 pints 45 minutes in a boiling water bath.
  6. Makes about 9 1/2 pint jars.

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