2. Whole or Halved Tomatoes Packed in Water
Not sure you’ll want to use those tomatoes as sauce? The National Center for Home Food Preservation can also tell you how to save them as whole or half fruits packed in water (or tomato juice).
You’ll start by dipping the tomatoes in boiling water until the skins break open — which should take less than a minute — and removing the skins and cores and adding lemon juice and salt to the jarred tomatoes. Then you can either follow the raw pack or hot pack directions, depending on how you plan to use them.