Pioneer Recipes

 Tomato Butter

Submitted by Marion Standish

This recipe was given to me by Dorothy (Ferguson) Standish. She said it's an old Standish recipe, considered an essential item to have with fried eggs in the morning.


  • 9 lb. ripe tomatoes (skinned and cut up) more or less 16 tomatoes
  • 3 lb. brown sugar (more or less 6 cups)1 pint vinegar (2 cups)
  • 3 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. cloves
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. allspice

Boil until thickened (3 to 4 hours). Stir often as it burns easily (not too hot).

I have made it often and John was always looking for a jar of it.

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