Green Tomato Mincemeat Recipe

High Angle View Of Fresh Green Tomatoes In Basket And Table
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  • 90 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 80 mins
  • Yield: 5 to 6 quarts (40 servings)
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Old fashioned green tomato mincemeat recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 3 quarts tomatoes (green, chopped)
  • 1 1/2 quarts art apples (peeled, chopped)
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup diced candied citron (lemon or orange peel)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large heavy pan. (Omit cloves if you plan to freeze mincemeat.)
  2. Cook mixture slowly until it is tender and thick, about 1 hour or more. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.
  3. To can, pour boiling mixture into hot, sterile jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace; seal promptly.
  4. Process in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes. Store in a cool dry place.
  5. To freeze, pack cold mincemeat into freezer jars or containers, leaving about an inch headspace for expansion. Seal and freeze promptly.

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