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Old 07-31-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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ISO help w/overabundance of yellow cherry tomatoes

I have an abundance of yellow cherry tomatoes (not pear-shape tomatoes) and could sure use some good canning recipes. Help?and thanks!

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Old 07-31-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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Unfortunately you won't find too many canning recipes for cherry tomatoes since there is a safety issue of heat not penetrating the skin sufficiently. I doubt you would want to spend the time trying to remove the skins to use in conventional tomato recipes.

That being said, here is an old recipe that pricks the skin of the tomatoes, which does not appear to be tested or approved. Up to you whether you want to try.

Pickled Grape Tomatoes

Yield: 4 pints

4 cups grape tomatoes
1 tsp canning salt
1 cup white wine vinegar, 5%
1 cup Distilled vinegar, 5%
4 cups water
4 cloves garlic, peeled
4 sprigs fresh Rosemary

1. Wash grape tomatoes, drain. Prick tomatoes to help prevent skin from cracking.

2. Combine salt, white wine vinegar and distilled vinegar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil

3. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

4. Pack tomatoes into hot jars, leving 1/4" headspace. Ladle hot liquid over tomatoes, leaving 1/4" headspace.

5. Add 1 clove of garlic and 1 sprig Rosemary to each jar.

6. Remove air bubbles. Adjust 2-piece lids. Process 10 minutes in Boiling Water Canner.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:35 AM   #3
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Instead of canning, I've had great luck dehydrating cherry toms. Just cut them in half before you put them on the trays.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:50 AM   #4
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Instead of canning, I've had great luck dehydrating cherry toms. Just cut them in half before you put them on the trays.
Same here.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:08 PM   #5
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I freeze mine. Put them whole onto a baking tray and freeze until solid, then package in either freezer bags or vacuum seal them.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:48 PM   #6
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I freeze mine. Put them whole onto a baking tray and freeze until solid, then package in either freezer bags or vacuum seal them.
I've done the same (frozen and dehydrated). I've also cut in half, seeded, and packed tightly in a container, and then frozen. Canning--waste of time.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:51 PM   #7
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My neighbor has good luck bagging them up and leaving them on the back porch of other neighbors, including me.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:58 PM   #8
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My neighbor has good luck bagging them up and leaving them on the back porch of other neighbors, including me.

I've also heard it's dangerous to leave your car unlocked during prime zucchini season! You might find your car stuffed with zucchini when you wake up in the morning.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:15 PM   #9
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They would make pretty tomato preserves. Choose a recipe with citrus and cinnamon. May not sound good, but I ate some that was delicious! I asked for the recipe, but it was a gift to the hostess from a lady she worked with, and I never did get it. There are a lot of recipes on line, though.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:59 PM   #10
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Les' Sebastopol "Sweet" Pizza

Great sub for Escalon tomatoes are Classico Crushed from Wal-Mart, they're basically the same. Such a killer pizza sauce...
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