How to Make Tomato Candy


  • 1 kg Tomatoes (thick, fleshy, red ripe)
  • 2 cup Refined sugar
  • 1 tsp Lime
  • Confectioner’s sugar (optional)
  • Calamansi extract (optional)

Packaging Materials:

  • Cellophane or plastic bags


  1. Wash, blanch tomatoes for 30 seconds and dip in cold water immediately.
  2. Drain and peel tomatoes.
  3. Cut crosswise into halves and remove the seeds.
  4. Prepare 0.1% lime (approximately 1 tsp lime per 1 liter water) and soak tomatoes for 3 hours.
  5. Wash thoroughly and dip in boiling water.
  6. Drain tomatoes.
  7. Mix tomatoes with refined sugar at a 1:1 proportion.
  8. Add kalamansi extract if desired.
  9. Cook until syrup becomes thready.
  10. Lay on trays and cool.
  11. Roll in confectioner’s sugar (if desired).
  12. Pack in cellophane or plastic bags and seal.
  13. Label and store in cool, dry storage room.

Simple Tomato Candy Recipe


  • Ripe, red tomatoes with thick flesh
  • White sugar
  • Jars


  1. Wash, blanch in hot water and peel.
  2. Slice crosswise in the middle, remove seeds.
  3. Add sugar in the same volume as tomatoes and leave overnight.
  4. Boil in low fire until the tomatoes become clear.
  5. Drain the syrup.
  6. Spread the candy on a tray and dry under the sun or in an oven (cabinet dryer) until almost dry.
  7. Roll over white sugar and dry again until crispy.
  8. Wrap each in cellophane or place in plastic bags or jars. Seal.

For more information, contact:

Industrial Technology Development Institute
DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave.,
Bicutan, Taguig City
Tel Nos.: (02) 837-2071 to 82 locs 2182, 2218, 2180;


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