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Hot and Spicy Chunky Tomato & Jalapeno Preserves.

Updated on August 30, 2012

Ready to eat or can

It's been a while since...

CHUNKY TOMATO & JALAPENO PRESERVES. It's been a while since I have made it. It reminds me of my old cherry tomato patch back at my old home. I sure miss the home grow taste of fresh tomatoes. I used to make gift baskets and always had a jar of this in there. You cannot find these preserves in your local markets. You would have to pay a pretty price for just a few ounces of this at a specialty store. Here it cost me $3.00 for 28 ounces of my preserves. Right now I am thinking of a grilled cheese sandwich with a smear of this inside, or with cheese and crackers. You can always multiply this recipe and can this using your favorite canning method and store this in your pantry for a rainy day.

Okay, ready? Lets do it.


  • 16 ounces Tomatoes, Cooked, peeled. Canned tomatoes works fine
  • 5-15. According to taste Jalapenos, Diced and seeded. I used 1/3 lb and threw in some seeds. HOT! HOT! hOT!
  • 1 medium Red Onion, Diced
  • 2 large cloves Garlic, minced fine
  • 2 cups Sugar, I used brown, but any kind will do.
  • 1/2 cup Lemon or Lime Juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 3 hours
Ready in: 3 hours 10 min
Yields: 28 ounces

cook until it is reduced by about 2/3. It now looks translucent


Mix together...

  1. In a non aluminum pot add all the ingredients and cook on low for about 3 hours stirring occasionally scraping the bottom of the pan to avoid burning.
  2. You want to reduce this until the ingredients look translucent like candy. Store this in the refrigerator.

It's great with crackers and cheese


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    • Maryhelenskitchen profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Vasquez 

      6 years ago from Hollywood, California

      Did I mention it is full of lycopene, and phytochemicals.


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