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SWEET PICKLED CHERRY TOMATOES

4 lb firm ripe cherry tomatoes

3 1/2 lb sugar

4 c water

1 Tblsp fresh ginger root, grated

Juice and grated zest from 2 lemons

1 tsp pickling salt

Wash the tomatoes and prick each one in several places with the tines of a fork. Dissolve the sugar in the water, birng to a boil and boil rapidly for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the tomatoes and to the syrup add the ginger root, lemon juice and rind, and salt. Simmer the syrup for 15 minutes, return the tomatoes to the syrup and cook about 30 minutes longer, or till the syrup is thick and the tomatoes are transparent. Turn into hot jars and seal. Makes about 6 pints.

June