Question - How long do you boil cold pack tomatoes?

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Cold-Pack Steam Canning Tomatoes Prep Time 45 minutes. Cook Time 45 minutes. Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes. As each jar is filled, stand it on rack in canner of hot, not boiling, water, which should cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. (Add additional water if necessary. ) Put cover on canner, and bring water to a boil. Process quarts for up to 45 minutes (40 minutes for pints) at a gentle but steady boil. Tomatoes take longer than 20 minutes, so a steam canner is out. You're left with two choices: a boiling-water canner or a pressure canner. For boiling-water canners, the processing time is 85 minutes. In a pressure canner, the processing time is 25 minutes at 10 psi. Process at 10 pounds pressure—Pints 20 minutes and Quarts 25 minutes. Follow manufacturer's instructions for proper canner procedure. For processing above 1, 000 feet altitude, see chart for recommended pounds of pressure. Wash tomatoes and dip in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds or until skins split. Salt tomatoes, if desired. canner, make sure it is in good working order; have the dial Salt is not necessary for preservation in canned products gauge checked for accuracy annually. but can be added for flavor. Use ½ teaspoon per pint or 1 teaspoon per quart.

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They will most likely cool when you add the tomatoes, thus you should have the water in your canner warm/hot, but not boiling hot. So in short, have the canner water hot, but not boiling hot, when you fill it with the jars. Now keep in mind these are raw packed in their own juice. You should not add water to your jars.

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So, it's necessary to add acid to tomatoes — including heirloom varieties — when canning them. Lemon juice is considered adequate and effective for this purpose and must always be used for water-bath and steam-pressure canning. If you forget to add lemon juice, you'll be in trouble.

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/food-nutrition/why-add-lemon-juice-to-tomatoes-and-salsa-before

Canning Tomatoes To ensure safe acidity in whole, crushed or juiced tomatoes, add 2 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice or ½ teaspoon of citric acid per quart of tomatoes. Acid can be added directly to the jars before filling with product.

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Process the jars in a boiling-water bath for 40 minutes for pints and 45 minutes for quarts. Remember to adjust the time if you are at a different altitude other than sea level! Pressure canners work better for tomatoes and other low acid foods - you'll get less spoilage with a pressure canner.

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Remove tomatoes and place in a bowl to cool down (if you want, you can place them in an ice water bath). Peel off the skin when cool enough to handle. Add concentrated lemon juice to jars (2 tablespoons per quart or 1 tablespoon per pint). Fill each hot (sterilized) jar with peeled tomatoes and their juices.

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"If jars are overfilled, the contents may siphon or boil out during processing, " Piper explains. "Any food residue remaining on the jar rim, such as grease, juice, seeds, or pulp can prevent the formation of an airtight seal. " Which is why you should also wipe off the jar rim after filling!

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If Using a Pressure Canner: Set canner's rack in the bottom of pressure canner and add about 4 inches water. Using jar-lifting tongs, carefully lower jars into pressure canner. Seal canner lid following manufacturer's instructions. If using a weighted-gauge pressure canner, bring to 10 psi and process for 25 minutes.

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Ladle the tomatoes through the wide-mouth funnel into each jar, leaving about 1/2" headroom at the top. Insert a clean spatula, knife or chopstick, and "bubble" the contents, wiggling it around the perimeter to dislodge any air bubbles. Using a wet paper towel, wipe the rims of the jars clean, then set the lids on top.

https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/nutrition-food-safety-health/canning-tomatoes-and-tomato

Yield Information. One bushel of fresh tomatoes weighs 53 pounds and yields approximately 18 quarts of canned tomatoes or 15 to 18 quarts of juice. Approximately 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pounds of fresh tomatoes makes 1 quart of canned tomatoes.

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In general, 3 inches of hot water into the canner. Too much water is unlikely to cause harm, but too little could boil dry and that would be a major problem. To prevent water stains on jars, add 2 tablespoons white vinegar to water in canner. Always use canning rack.

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Freeze Them Whole Freezing those cherry tomatoes that are overflowing in your garden is a great way to preserve them. Just wash, pull off the stem, and flash freeze them on a baking sheet. Once they are frozen, place them in a freezer safe bag, making sure the squeeze as much air out of the bags as possible.

https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/gardens/garden-to-table/freezing-tomatoes

How to Freeze Tomatoes Blanch. Drop tomatoes into boiling water for 60-90 seconds and, using a slotted spoon, transfer immediately into a bowl of ice water to cool. Prepare tomatoes. Remove stems and core tomatoes. Transfer into storage bags. Using a ladle or measuring cup, fill pint or quart sized ziploc bags. Seal bags. Into the freezer.

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Why do tomatoes have to be peeled for canning? Tomato skins can be tough and bitter, so it's nice — but not necessary — to remove them from tomatoes to be canned. A ridiculously easy and satisfying method, presuming you have the freezer space, is to seal tomatoes inside food-safe plastic bags in the freezer.