Tomato Preserves

This recipe for tomato sauce is a spicy preserve to accompany grilled meats and yields from 8 to 10 pints



  1. Wash fruit; remove skins from tomatoes in a boiling water bath.
  2. Peel apples and onions.
  3. Slice all fruit, using a slicing blade in a food processor or by hand.
  4. Peel and crush garlic.
  5. Place tomatoes, apples, onions, garlic, salt and vinegar in a large pan.
  6. Bring to the boil and simmer gently over a low heat until the juice from the fruit begins to run; continue stirring until the fruit has all softened and become mushy. This will take approximately one hour; stir well at this stage to prevent fruit from sticking to bottom of pan.
  7. Pass mixture through a sieve or blend with a hand held blender.
  8. Into sieved mixture add sugar and spices and return to the boil at a fairly high heat for about 30 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  9. Bottle and seal as per the jam and sauce.


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