How to Make Homemade Tomato Preserves

How to Make Homemade Tomato Preserves

Tomatoes are used most often in savory recipes, especially in the preparation of stews and sauces. This food is also great in sweet dishes like tomato preserve, which is an excellent choice for a breakfast or snack. If you're ready to try out this simple recipe, this OneHowTo explains how to make homemade tomato preserves step by step which tastes delicious.

Between 45 & 60 minutes low difficulty
Steps to follow to make this recipe:

In order to make homemade tomato preserves, it is important that the tomatoes are skinned properly and free of seeds, which is a simpler process than you think.

To do so, boil the tomatoes for a few seconds in boiling water, make a cross on the surface with a knife and peel the tips. You'll see it's come out easily.

Afterwards, you only need to chop the tomatoes in half and remove the seeds with a spoon.


In a sufficiently heated pan, add the water, sugar and tomatoes, and bring to medium heat. When the mix starts to boil, add cinnamon to taste, if you've decided to incorporate this spice into your recipe.


Once it has started to boil, reducing the heat is important, as the tomato preserve must be made over a low heat. Cook for 1 hour, making sure you stir occasionally.


If you feel that it hasn't reached the desired thickness after an hour, then leave it to cook for another half hour. Remove it from the heat, wait until it has cooled slightly and then pour it into glass containers to ensure better conservation. Make sure you seal the glass jars properly by reading this article too!

That way, you can enjoy this rich tomato preserve for much longer, whether you spread it on bread or add it to savory dishes to add a bittersweet note. Bon Appetite!

You can also learn how to preserve the following foods:

  • Mushrooms
  • Truffles

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