Heirloom Tomato Conserve
There are so many ways to preserve tomatoes, but one of the most beloved is a conserve. This savory spread and its hint of spice is delightful with cheese, charcuterie plates and a great condiment for roasted meats. Using heirloom tomatoes brings an added bonus of authenticity to the time honored tradition of preserving Summer’s bounty. – Mark Picone
  • 6cups tomatoes – blanched, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 4cups sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 lemon – zest and juice
  • 18 cloves
  1. In a heavy bottom pan over medium high heat, combine the tomatoes, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and zest.
  2. Bring to a boil and gently simmer for about thirty minutes.
  3. Drain liquid into a saucepan and set aside the tomatoes. Add cloves and reduce liquid by half.
  4. Add tomato mixture back and return to a low simmer.
  5. Ladle into hot jars and process according to standard canning practices.
Recipe Notes


1 Red chili minced and add when reducing tomato liquid
1 Ginger, knob peel, dice and add when reducing tomato liquid