Bruschetta in a Jar
9 cups (2250 ml) chopped plum tomatoes, about 3 ½ lb (1.6 kg), 20
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup (250 ml) dry white wine
1 cup (250 ml) white wine vinegar
2 tbsp (30 ml) balsamic vinegar
½ cup (125 ml) water
2 tbsp (25 ml) granulated sugar
2 tbsp (25 ml) dried basil
2 tbsp (25 ml) dried oregano
Be ready for those unexpected guests! Nothing is more welcoming than
a warm, freshly made Bruschetta. Preserving tomatoes now lets you
enjoygarden-fresh flavour year round. Just spoon the zesty tomato
mixture onto a toasted baguette. Garnish with grated cheese and
warm. If desired, add a small amount of olive oil when ready to
Place 7 clean 250 or 236 ml mason jars in a boiling water canner;
fill with water, bring to a rolling boil. Boil SNAP Lids 5
minutes-not longer-to soften sealing compound. Keep jars and SNAP
Lids in hot water until ready to use.
Wash, seed and chop tomatoes into ½ inch (1cm) pieces; measure 9
cups (2250 ml), set aside.
Combine garlic, white wine, wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, water,
sugar, basil and oregano in a deep stainless steel saucepan. Bring
to a full boil; reduce heat. Stirring occasionally, boil gently,
covered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Pack tomatoes into a hot jar to within ¾ inch (2
cm) of top rim. Add hot liquid to cover tomatoes to within ½ inch (1
cm) of top rim (headspace). Using nonmetallic utensil, remove air
bubbles. Wipe jar rim removing any stickiness. Center SNAP Lid on
jar; apply screw band securely until fingertip tight. Do not
overtighten. Place jar in canner. Repeat for remaining tomatoes and
Cover canner; return water to a boil. At altitudes up to 1000 ft
(305 m), process -boil filled jars - 20 minutes.* Remove jars
without tilting. Cool upright, undisturbed 24 hours; DO NOT
RETIGHTEN screw bands. After cooling check jar seals. Sealed lids
curve downward. Remove screw bands; wipe and dry bands and jars.
Store screw bands separately or replace loosely on jars, as desired.
Label and store in a cool, dark place.
Makes about 7-250 or 236 ml jars.
Note: Although other tomato varieties may be used, firm plum
tomatoes yield the best results. If using round garden-variety
tomatoes, seed tomatoes and drain in colander for 30 minutes then