Sweet Tomato Relish

Sweet Tomato Relish

Makes 12 Half Pints

10 cups tomatoes, skinned, seeds removed then chopped

2 cups onion, chopped

8 cups apple, tart, peeled and chopped

2 cups cider vinegar

8 cups sugar

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons mustard, dry

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon clove, powdered

1/2 teaspoon allspice, powdered

1/2 teaspoon ginger, powdered

Remove skins and seeds from tomatoes by blanching

Mix ingredients together in a large roasting pan

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour then lower to 300 for 2-3 hours

Stir often with a spatula to help prevent sticking and burning

Reduce until it reaches the consistency of applesauce. It will turn a dark red color

Spoon relish into each jar up to 1/4 inch headspace

Remove air bubbles and add more sauce if needed to bring it back up to 1/4 inch headspace

Wipe rim, apply lid and ring

Process for 20 minutes in a boiling water bath canner

After 24 hours have passed, remove rings and wash jars

Label jars with date and store. Do not stack jars

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