Approximately 6 lb. fresh, fully ripe tomatoes
1 pouch Mrs. Wages Pizza Sauce
Mix for 5 pints
5 Tbsp granulated sugar
Wash tomatoes. Scald 3 minutes in boiling water. Dip into cold water. Cut out cores. Remove skins. Cut into halves or quarters and blend in blender or food processor to smooth consistency (puree).
If fresh tomatoes are not available, use home-canned tomatoes. Blend tomatoes and liquid from 5 pints of home-canned tomatoes (or five 1-pound cans of commercially canned tomatoes) into a smooth puree. Or the puree can be made with four 6-ounce cans of tomato paste mixed with 7 cups of water.
Measure 5 pints of puree into a large saucepan, add pouch of Mrs. Wages Pizza Sauce Mix and granulated sugar. Mix well.
Bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat to medium for 25 minutes. Stir frequently. Sauce is now ready to eat, or to can or freeze for future use. To freeze, pour into freezer containers, and store.
To can, pour boiling hot into clean, hot, pint canning jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space. Adjust lids.
Process 35 minutes in boiling water bath. Boiling water should cover jars by one inch.
Test jars for airtight seals 12 hours after canning. If jars are not properly sealed, refrigerate and use within a week.
Label and store in cool, dry, dark area.
One pint of this sauce will cover two 12 inch pizzas generously.
Yield: 5 pints
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