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Old Fashioned Green Tomato Mincemeat

User Rating 4 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Old fashioned green tomato mincemeat recipe.


  • 3 quarts chopped green tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 quarts peeled, chopped tart apples
  • 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


Combine all ingredients in a large heavy pan. (Omit cloves if you plan to freeze mincemeat.) Cook mixture slowly until it is tender and thick, about 1 hour or more. Stir frequently to prevent sticking. To can, pour boiling mixture into hot, sterile jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace; seal promptly. Process in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes. Store in a cool dry place.
To freeze, pack cold mincemeat into freezer jars or containers, leaving about an inch headspace for expansion. Seal and freeze promptly.
Makes about 5 to 6 quarts of green tomato mincemeat.

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 4 out of 5
Great vegetarian alternative, Member rdo120

This recipe was easy to follow and the ingredients were easy to find in the grocery store. It was great to use up some of my green tomatoes at this late date in the season. I found that it boiled down to only 3 quart jars of finished mincemeat so you might want to make a double batch in order to make it worth while to go to all the trouble of canning. I recommend this recipe; the end product was delicious.

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