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Basic Tomato-Basil Sauce
2 Hrs 55 Mins
6 Pints
Diet Restriction
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Secret Ingredients
  • 10 lbs tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided
  1. Wash tomatoes.
  2. Dip each tomato in boiling water 30 to 60 seconds or until skins split.
  3. Plunge immediately into ice water; core, peel, and quarter tomatoes.
  4. Place 4 cups of tomatoes in a large stockpot; crush tomatoes.
  5. Quickly bring to a boil over high heat, stirring vigorously; gradually add remaining quartered tomatoes, stirring constantly.
  6. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 2 hours.
  7. Remove from heat; stir in basil.
  8. Add 1 tbls.
  9. Lemon juice and 1/2 tsp.
  10. Salt to each pint jar.
  11. Immediately pack hot tomatoes into hot jars, filling to 1/2 inch from top.
  12. Carefully run a nonmetallic spatula around inside of jars to remove air bubbles; wipe jar rims.
  13. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands.
  14. Process in boiling-water bath 35 minutes.
  15. Yield: 6 pints.
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