Tomato Butter

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  • 5 quarts ground ripe tomatoes
  • 3 medium onions, ground
  • 1 pint vinegar
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 tablespoon salt


Peel and grind tomatoes and onions. Combine vinegar, sugars, spices and salt in heavy saucepan; bring to boil. Add vegetables and simmer over low heat until thick, stirring frequently to prevent sticking Or cook in moderate oven (350°), stirring occasionally to prevent a crust forming on top. Ladle hot mixture into hot jars. Seal at once. Makes about 5 pints.
Fran Radabaugh
Jefferson, Ohio

Many children walked fast to Grandmother’s to spread this on bread.

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