Hot off the stove...just finished 12 1/2 pints and one full pint of Tomato Marmalade. The process took most of the day but was so rewarding in many ways. Of course, the finished product itself is delicious. But more rewarding was the flood of memories from my childhood. As I said in my "Cooking with Momma" blog, canning with my Momma was something that I treasure. The time spent with her and the memories I hold in my heart will be with me forever. The recipe is easy and I adjusted things to my taste. Here is the basic recipe:
1 large onion chopped (I used Vidalia)
Juice and zest of four lemons
2 - 3 cups of light brown sugar
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
1 tablespoon of course black pepper
I can't wait to discover the many uses of this decedent tomato treasure. I think it would be great with beans, on burgers or dogs or spread over cream cheese as an appetizer. I will probably just eat it with some great crackers and hard cheese. Happy eating!