Cold Packed Tomatoes
Although I have been canning for a few years now, yesterday I cold packed for the first time. I canned chopped tomatoes in pint jars, adding both salt and lemon juice to each jar. I filled the jars to the top with the tomatoes, sealed and hot water bathed for 40 minutes. The tomatoes settled in the jar and did not produce enough juice to cover them and left about an inch of space between the top of the tomatoes and the lid. All jars sealed. Should these be safe for storing to be used at a later date?
Erie County New York