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Green Tomato Preserves

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“Someone in Recipe Request was looking for a recipe and in my efforts to help, realized that there were very few recipes for green tomato preserves. I have used this simple recipe for years and have won several blue ribbons at county fairs. Update 11/24/2007: I made this again for the first time in many years. After the review, I did toss in 1/8 cup to 1/4 cup crystallized ginger. It really adds a wonderful taste. I'm listing that as an optional ingredient. The yield was 6 cups and the cooking time was 2 hours. Enjoy!”
1hr 50mins
2 pints

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the tomatoes, core and cut into chunks; place in a large canning kettle.
  2. Add the lemon juice and sugar, bring to a boil and continue boiling until syrup is thick.
  3. Ladle into hot sterilized jars and process in water bath as recommended in your area.

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