Friday, August 22, 2008

Bruschetta in a Jar

I wanted to share this boiling water bath canning recipe for tomatoes that is spectacular. This is from (the web site of the company that makes Ball canning jars). To it, I added 1/4 cup distilled vinegar, because I wanted it to taste more tangy. I hate peeling and coring tomatoes, but it is worth it for this recipe, trust me.

Bruschetta in a Jar
Makes about 7 (8 oz) half pints

You will need:
 5 cloves garlic, minced
 1 cup dry white wine
 1 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup distilled vinegar
 1/2 cup water
 2 Tbsp sugar
 2 Tbsp dried basil
 2 Tbsp dried oregano
 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
 9 cups chopped cored peeled plum tomatoes (about 4 lb or 12 medium)
 7 (8 oz) half pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands. If you get the wide mouth ones, they are great to use to dip your bread right into to eat it.

1.) PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.
2.) COMBINE garlic, wine, wine vinegar, water, sugar, basil, oregano and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes or until garlic is heated through. Remove from heat.
3.) PACK tomatoes into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Ladle hot vinegar mixture over tomatoes leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.
4.) PROCESS filled jars in a boiling water canner for 20 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

Spectacular on Zingerman's baguette sliced thin! I can't wait to bring this as a dish to pass when I am invited over to friends for dinner.

Looking for more canning recipes featuring tomatoes?  Check out my  Salsa #5


TennZen said...

Ooh, this looks FABULOUS! I can't wait to try it out... got some 'maters just waiting to be canned, even. Thank you for posting this one!

Anne said...

I made this very same recipe last year and it was WONDERFUL! So nice to have in the pantry to pull out and serve at a moment's notice. I used it when I was invited to parties and get-togethers, and it got lots of compliments. In fact, I'm making some now!

Anonymous said...

I just searched the internet for this exact recipe! I am so glad I found it, I used it last year and it was wonderful! Just the right amount of sweet and tangy and very easy to make. Stores well for 8 to 10 months.