Garden Tomato Relish

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10 pounds tomatoes
3 large sweet onions, finely chopped
2 medium sweet red peppers, finely chopped
2 medium green peppers, finely chopped
2 tsp. mustard seed
1 tsp. celery seed
4-1/2 cups white vinegar
2-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3 Tbsp. canning salt
2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground nutmeg

In a large saucepan, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Add tomatoes, a few at a time; boil for 30 seconds. Drain and immediately place tomatoes in ice water. Drain and pat dry; peel and finely chop. Place in a stockpot. Add onions and peppers.

Place mustard and celery seed on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add spice bag and the remaining ingredients to the pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 60-75 minutes or until slightly thickened. Discard spice bag.

Carefully ladle relish into hot 1-pint jars, leaving 1/2-in. head space. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process in boiling-water canner for 20 minutes.

Makes 10 pints.

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