Old Fashion Tomato Preserves


Old Fashion Tomato Preserves
12 6-ounce jars
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5 pounds firm ripe tomatoes
8 cups sugar
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced

Peel and quarter tomatoes, cover with sugar and allow to stand overnight. Drain off syrup; heat to the boiling point and cook until syrup will spin a long thread (232 degrees). Add tomatoes and orange and lemon slices. Cook on low heat until tomatoes are transparent. Seal in hot sterilized jars. Process in hot water canner for 15 minutes.