- Yields: 5 Pints
1Wash 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).
2If 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.
3Measure 5 pints of puree into a large saucepan, add pouch of Mrs. Wages Pizza Sauce Mix and granulated sugar. Mix well.
4Bring 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.
5To can, pour boiling hot into clean, hot, pint canning jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space. Adjust lids.
6Process 35 minutes in boiling water bath. Boiling water should cover jars by one inch.
7Test jars for airtight seals 12 hours after canning. If jars are not properly sealed, refrigerate and use within a week.
8Label and store in cool, dry, dark area.
9One pint of this sauce will cover two 12 inch pizzas generously.
Mrs. Wages Safety notes:
For canning safety, always consider your local altitude when calculating accurate processing times. Read this USDA guide for proper food safety and canning processing guidelines or consult the National Center for Home Food Preservation’s Guide 1 Principles of Home Canning. Also, prepare and process home canning jars and lids according to manufacturer’s instructions for sterilized jars. Keep jars hot.
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