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🍅 Canning Cherry Tomatoes: A Step-by-Step Guide 🍅

Learn how to can cherry tomatoes with this easy step-by-step guide. Find out the ingredients you'll need and the instructions to follow. Get started with canning today!

Canning Cherry Tomatoes

You will need:

  • cherry tomatoes5 lbs of cherry tomatoes
  • water5 cups of water
  • white vinegar5 cups of white vinegar
  • canning salt2.5 tablespoons of canning salt
  • sugar5 teaspoons of sugar
  • garlic cloves5 cloves of garlic
  • basil leaves10 fresh basil leaves
  • canning jars with lids and bands5 canning jars with lids and bands


  1. First, thoroughly wash the cherry tomatoes under cold running water to remove any dirt or debris.
  2. Next, sterilize the canning jars, lids, and bands by boiling them in a large pot of water for 10 minutes.
  3. In a separate pot, combine the water, white vinegar, canning salt, and sugar. Stir until the salt and sugar are fully dissolved and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. In each sterilized jar, place one clove of peeled garlic and two fresh basil leaves at the bottom.
  5. Carefully pack the jars with the washed cherry tomatoes, leaving a little space at the top for the vinegar mixture.
  6. Pour the boiling vinegar mixture over the tomatoes in each jar, ensuring to leave about 1/2 inch of headspace at the top. This allows for proper sealing and prevents the jars from breaking due to pressure.
  7. Finally, seal the jars with the lids and screw on the bands. Process the jars in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes. After processing, let the jars cool and check the seals. Any unsealed jars should be refrigerated and used within a week.


Ensure all equipment is clean and sterilized before use to prevent any bacteria or mold. Always check the seals after canning. If the lid springs back, it is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.

Embark on a journey of preserving the sweet and tangy flavor of cherry tomatoes with our simple and easy-to-follow Canning Cherry Tomatoes recipe. This method of preservation allows you to enjoy the fresh taste of summer all year round. Whether you're a seasoned canner or just starting out, this recipe is perfect for you.

Using our comprehensive guide, you'll learn how to transform fresh cherry tomatoes into a preserved delight that can be used in salads, sauces, or as a tasty snack. The addition of garlic and basil leaves in each jar not only enhances the flavor but also adds an aromatic touch to your canned tomatoes. With our detailed instructions, you'll master the art of canning in no time.

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Remember, the key to successful canning is cleanliness. Ensure all your equipment is sterilized before use to prevent any bacteria or mold. Also, always check the seals after canning. If the lid springs back, it is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.

Happy canning!