Bruschetta in a Jar Recipe
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Bruschetta in a Jar

9 cups (2250 ml) chopped plum tomatoes, about 3 lb (1.6 kg), 20 medium
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup (250 ml) dry white wine
1 cup (250 ml) white wine vinegar
2 tbsp (30 ml) balsamic vinegar
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 serve.

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 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 inch (2 cm) of top rim. Add hot liquid to cover tomatoes to within 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 hot liquid.

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 chop.

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