Sunday, September 26, 2010

It Isn't Easy Being Green

Like Kermit says, it's not easy being green, unless you're a tomato.   I don't usually wind up with a lot of green tomatoes, but I might make an exception and pick some early. This recipe is from the National Center for Home Food Preservation
Green Tomato Pie
4 qts chopped green tomatoes
3 qts peeled and chopped tart apples
1 lb dark seedless raisins
1 lb white raisins
1/4 cup minced citron, lemon, or orange peel
2 cups water
2-1/2 cups brown sugar
2-1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup vinegar (5%)
1 cup bottled lemon juice
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
Yield: About 7 quarts

Procedure: Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook slowly stirring often, until tender and slightly thickened (about 35 to 40 minutes). Fill jars with hot mixture, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Adjust lids and process. Process in a BWB 15 minutes at sea level and adjust from there.

1 comment:

  1. I must fry some green tomatoes to enjoy that great taste. Thank you for the recipe.