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Certo® Green Tomato Jam

  • Prep Time: 45 Minutes (Total time: 3 Hours)
  • Serving Size: 0
  • 3 cups Prepared Tomatoes (buy About One & Three Fourth Pounds Green Tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 7-1/2 cups Sugar, Measured Into Separate Bowl
  • 1/2 teaspoon Butter Or Margarine
  • 2 pouches CERTO Fruit Pectin
  • BRING boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain jars well before filling.

    FINELY chop or grind tomatoes. Measure exactly 3 cups prepared tomatoes into 6- or 8-qt. saucepot. Add lemon juice.

    STIR sugar into prepared tomatoes in saucepot. Add butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.

    LADLE immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 min. Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lids with finger. (If lids spring back, lids are not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)

    RECIPE COURTESY OF KRAFT FOODS