Green Tomato Mincemeat

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“Recipes for green tomatoes are a necessity for anyone who persists in growing tomatoes in a climate that is guaranteed to have a frost just as the first few ripen. I thought this was a pretty strange idea at first, but I did have all those #$%& green tomatoes. Regular mincemeat I find too sweet and rich. Regular mincemeat needs something mild and slightly astringent to tone it down.... something like.... green tomatoes!”
7 500ml jars

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop and measure the tomatos.
  2. Put them in a large canning kettle with water to cover.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Drain.
  5. Add the apples, raisins, ginger, mixed peel and dark brown sugar.
  6. Simmer until thick, stirring frequently.
  7. Add the spices, salt, rum, cornstarch and lemon juice.
  8. (Dissolve the cornstarch in the lemon juice before adding.) Simmer, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes.
  9. Pack into sterilized 500ml (pint) jars and seal.
  10. Place in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes.

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