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Cooking & Preserving Foods: Green Tomato Mincemeat

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Boise, ID
(Zone 5b)

July 2, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9190531

My mother was a canner and I grew up eating green tomato mincemeat. I didn't know you could buy it at the store until I left home!

Anyway, she passed away before I could get her recipe and the one I tried I did not like.

Does anyone have a recipe that you use, that you would share?



United States
(Zone 5b)

July 4, 2012
5:59 AM

Post #9192445

This is the only one I've made, but I have nothing to compare it to...
Boise, ID
(Zone 5b)

July 16, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9207782

Thank you. I'll give it a try.
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9246024

this is the one that my Grandma always made, and I still do:

Green Tomato Mincemeat
makes 10 pints
time # hours

8 cups green tomatoes, finely chopped (I use a food processor or you can di by hand)
1 1/2 cups apple cider (approximatly)
8 cups unpeeled apples, finely chopped
1 1/2 lbs raisins
1 lb dates, pitted and chopped
2 cups honey
1 1/3 cups cider vinegar
2 tbs cinnamon
1 teas allspice
2 teas ground cloves
1/4 teas ground white pepper
2 tbs orange peel, grated
2/3 cup vegetable oil

Drain the chopped tomatoes for 5-10 minutes and replace the juice that has drained with same amount apple cider.
Mix all ingredients, except the oil, in a large granite or stainless steel pot
Simmer until thick, about 2 hours. Add the oil and stir
Ladle into sterilized hot pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch head room. Seal and process in hot water bath for 25 minutes. Remove from bath and tighten lids
Or you may freeze in one quart containers

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