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Certo® Tomato Relish

  • Prep Time: 1 Hour (Total Tome: 3 Hours 30 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 0
  • 3 cups Prepared Tomatoes (buy About Two & One Fourth Pounds Fully Ripe Tomatoes)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Grated Lemon Peel
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 6-1/2 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.

    SCALD, peel and chop tomatoes. Place in large saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 min. Measure 3 cups prepared tomatoes into 6- or 8-qt. saucepot. Add lemon peel and juice; mix well.

    STIR sugar into tomato mixture 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 a 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 middles of lids with finger. (If lids spring back, lids are not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)

    KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS

    How To Measure Precisely

    To get exact level cup measures of sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cups, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife.

    RECIPE COURTESY OF KRAFT FOODS