Monday, September 2, 2013

Canning Tomato Sauce

I canned my own tomato sauce!  I'm not going to lie, it was a lot of work!  I made 7 pint jars using this recipe.  

ETA: I found an easier way!  See Canning Tomato Sauce - The Super Easy Way!

I started with this pile of tomatoes:

Then I blanched them so that I could peel the skins off easily.

After peeling the skins I had to squeeze all the juice/seeds out.  This was the most time consuming part.  Here are a bunch of them in my pot:

I cooked them until they had reduced by about half.  It still seemed a bit chunky, so I decided to puree it in a blender.

Here it is in the jars after adding 1 Tbsp of lemon juice.  I used a water bath canner to process them.

And finished!  I plan on using it for chili this fall and winter!  We also did a few cans of diced tomatoes this week and salsa!


  1. how long do you leave them in the water bath?

    1. 35 minutes. Please go to the link I posted at the beginning for more information on water bath canning.


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