Anne Willian’s Home Canned Tomatoes

Anne Willian's Home Canned Tomatoes
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1h 30 min

Preserved tomatoes packed with fresh herbs for extra flavour from Laura Calder.



fresh whole tomatoes
thyme sprigs
bay leaves
onion slice


Step 1

Pack whole tomatoes into quart/litre jars with a few thyme sprigs, a couple of bay leaves, and an onion slice or two. Close the lids and set the jars on a rack in a deep pan.

Step 2

Add enough water to cover generously. Weight the jars down with a brick (or a heavy pot lid) so they don’t float.

Step 3

Simmer for an hour and a half until the tomatoes lose their shape and collapse.

Step 4

Let the jars cool in the water so that they form a tight seal.

Step 5

When done, each jar will look only half full of tomatoes.

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