Gingered Tomato Marmalade- a unexpected treat!

I’m always open to new ideas, on the lookout for something delicious and different.  This is one of those recipes.  Tomato marmalade?  Give it a try!

5 cups  coarsely chopped peeled tomatoes (about 2 1/2 lbs)
2 large oranges
1 lemon
4 cups granulated sugar

3 tbsp finely chopped peeled gingerroot added during the cooking (optional)

Place tomatoes in a large stainless steel or enamal saucepan

Halve and seed the oranges and lemon.  Finely chop fruit in food processor or blender and add to the tomatoes.  Bring the mixture to a full boil over high heat.  Slowly add the sugar, stirring until the sugard is completely dissolved.  Return to a boil and boil rapidly until mixture forms a gel, about one hour, stirring frequently.  Removce from heat.

Ladle into sterilized jars and process in a boiling water bath for approx. 15 minutes.

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