Tomato lavender jam - victoria magazin

Yield: 5 Or 6 half

Measure Ingredient
3 pounds Ripe tomatoes, cored, peeled, seeded, & chopped (4 C)
7 cups (3 lb) granulated sugar
½ cup Fresh lemon juice
6 Sprigs fresh lavender (preferably with blossoms)

1. In heavy large nonreactive pot, combine tomatoes, sugar, lemon juice, and 6 lavender sprigs. Mix well. Bring to boiling, stirring to dis- solve sugar. Reduce heat.

2. Boil gently, uncovered, until tomatoes break down and the mixture becomes jelly-like, about 1 to 1¼ hours, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir and skim off foam, discarding lavender sprigs.

3. Ladle tomato mixture into 5 or 6 sterilized half-pint canning jars with a sprig of lavender in each. Seal.

4. Cool to room temperature on rack. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks. Serve with cream cheese and crackers or toasted English muffins.

Victoria/August/94 Scanned & fixed by DP & GG

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