I found this recipe on Recipe*zaar (now food.com). I tweak it a bit by not adding the summer savory and using fresh herbs, tripling the amount called for. I also just puree everything without sautéing the onions and garlic. Yeah, I know, sacrilege. But I like the taste better. I use this powerful hand blender to puree everything. Love it! You can make this with regular tomatoes, but it will take forever to cook down.

Homemade Canned Pizza Sauce
Makes 4-5 pints

25-28 Roma tomatoes
2 large onions, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon basil
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 teaspoon celery seeds
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon summer savory

1. Peel and puree the tomatoes.
2. Mince the onion and garlic.
3. Put olive oil in deep pan and sauté the onions and garlic until transparent. Add the tomato puree and the rest of the ingredients; stir will to blend. Cook on low until mixture is reduced by 1/2, stirring occasionally. This will take 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
4. When sauce is done and nicely thickened, ladle into hot pint size jars, clean the rims of the jars, and seal. Process for 25 minutes in water bath.

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