Servings 22 jars
Calories 242kcal
Author Karen


  • 1 bushel Plum Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1 tsp. per quart jar
  • 1/4 cup Coarse Salt 1/2 tsp. per quart jar
  • 1/4 cup Citric Acid 1/2 tsp. per quart jar
  • Canning jars with NEW seals
  • Funnel
  • Large Canning Pot
  • Tomato Press


  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.  This is your hot water bath and should be large enough to fit several jars of tomatoes.
  • Preheat oven to 210 and place glass mason jars in oven to sterilize and heat.
  • Place sealer rings into a pot of water on the stove and bring to a simmer. This softens to sealing rings so they can properly seal.
  • When ready to start canning, pull a hot jar out of the oven with tongs.
  • Put 1 tsp. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. coarse salt, 1/2 tsp citric acid into  jar.
  • Place a funnel over your 1 quart jar and ladle in hot tomatoe sauce to within 1/2 ” from the top of the jar. The "head space" is very important to get a proper seal. 
  • Remove funnel and wipe around the rim of the jar with a clean dishcloth or damp paper towel.
  • Take sealer ring from hot water and place on jar.
  • Screw screwband on. Barely finger tighten only. Do NOT overtighten.
  • Once you’ve filled enough jars to fill your canning pot, place your jars inside the pot of water using your jar tongs. Your water should be hot … almost boiling when you place the jars inside. You can also place the jars in the pot one by one as you fill them.
  • The water needs to cover your jars by a couple of inches.  
  • Put the lid on your canning pot and bring the canning water back up to the boil. Once at boiling again you can start your timer.
  • Your jars need to boil for 45 minutes.
  • While your 45 minute hot water bath it taking place, you can run outside and start cranking out your remaining bushel of tomatoes.


1 bushel will get you 20-22 quarts of tomato juice. 2 bushels of tomatoes will get you 42-44 quarts.


Serving: 1jar | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 1287mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg