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Old August 25, 2013   #1
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Default Sun Gold preserves

Has anyone made preserves from Sun Gold tomatoes? As they are so sweet do you adjust the sugar added, or would that keep the pectin from setting properly?
I plan to can in a hot water bath.
My one plant is making more than I can eat, giving many away. Not a bad problem to have.
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Old August 25, 2013   #2
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Regular Pectin requires the specified amount of sugar. If you make a batch and it is too sweet try reduced sugar pectin and go from there. I always try the original recipe first and adjust if needed
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Old August 25, 2013   #3
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I have! Definitely a different taste than my regular sauce. Really wasn't for me and didn't try it again.
Not that it was bad, just not what I like in a sauce.
Same as you, one plant was enough to try it any how!

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I've been making fresh pasta sauce with my sungolds...a little garlic, basil, onions, etc and it goes on fresh ravioli. yummy and beautiful
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Have you ever seen the blog Food in Jars? A few weeks ago, she did a peach and yellow tomato jam, which would be interesting to do with Sungolds. She says not to peel or seed the tomatoes... The URL for this recipe is http://foodinjars.com/2013/08/spicy-...ow-tomato-jam/

There's also this one, which calls for Sungolds:
http://foodinjars.com/2011/08/yellow...and-basil-jam/
I haven't tried this one... yet either.

I also make her "regular" tomato jam, and it is fantastic. It's in the recipe index.

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Thanks Robin
Searched for recipes all morning, non as good as these, I will book mark this site for sure.
Can't wait to try with sun golds, also going try peach and habanaero jam
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I am going to make some peach and amaretto Jam next yummy!!
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A few years ago I made Tomato Marmalade - it was wonderful. I think it is in the Ball Canning book. It has grange and lemon in it. Mine didn't set, but it was the first time ever I tried my hand at canning. I did use it as a very runny 'marmalade', but I also used it to enhance my boneless skinless chicken breast fried in olive oil, man oh man. Really great! I added some to a chili I made too. I"d bet Sun Gold would be a wonderful choice for it.
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Have you ever seen the blog Food in Jars? A few weeks ago, she did a peach and yellow tomato jam, which would be interesting to do with Sungolds. She says not to peel or seed the tomatoes... The URL for this recipe is http://foodinjars.com/2013/08/spicy-...ow-tomato-jam/

There's also this one, which calls for Sungolds:
http://foodinjars.com/2011/08/yellow...and-basil-jam/
I haven't tried this one... yet either.

I also make her "regular" tomato jam, and it is fantastic. It's in the recipe index.

Robin
I love her blog, I've made numerous of her jam recipes. Last year made her tomato jam recipe (did not peel the tomatoes) and it is fabulous! I put it on bagels w/cream cheese and top with tomatoes, very good. I am growing couple sungolds next year so I can make the sungold jam.
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I love the tomato jam on hamburgers. I usually just throw in whatever mixture of colors that I happen to have around. I haven't tried all one color yet. I have yet to try it with a "stinky" cheese as she suggests! I usually back off on the sugar in that recipe a bit. I'm intrigued with the peach/tomato combo too...
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Followed the instructions from food in jars web site for tomato jam, I used all Sun Gold f4' the jam did not set, guess I need to add pectin next time, Sun Golds my not have enough natural pectin to set. My jalapeño jam always sets using pectin.
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http://www.tomatoville.com/showpost....42&postcount=3

Here's one that requires no added pectin - it comes from the orange and lemon ...... very yummy - made it again this year with "Medusa" - Persimmon x unknown heart grow out .......... not sure how it would work with Sungolds
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Tomato preserves are the bomb.

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