Sweet Tomato Preserves
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Anna made this as a special gift for a friend. She liked it so much she now makes it for us too.

5 lbs ripe tomatoes (11 cups, quartered)
8 cups granulated sugar
2 large lemons, sliced thin

Scald, peel and quarter tomatoes. Add sugar and let stand overnight.

Drain off juice and boil rapidly until the juice spins a thread. Add tomatoes and lemon slices and boil until thick and clear. Pour into sterilized jars and seal each jar as filled.