Canning green tomato mincemeat

Yield: 10 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 quarts Cored and chopped green tomatoes (about 20 small)
1 tablespoon Salt
1 each Orange (grate peel, chop pulp)
2½ quart Chopped peeled apples (about 12 medium)
1 pounds Seedless raisins
1½ cup Chopped suet (about 6 oz)
3½ cup Firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup Vinegar
2 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon Ground cloves
½ teaspoon Ground ginger

When the frost beats the ripening of some of your tomatoes, turn them into this terrific mincemeat. A jar or 2 makes a fine gift. Because of low acid ingredients, this recipe must be processed in a pressure canner. The yield is about 10 pints. You'll need all the basic equipment for steam pressure canning, plus a grater and a large bowl.

1. Organize and prepare ingredients, equipment, and work area.

2. Sprinkle salt over tomatoes in a large bowl or container, and then let stand 1 hour. Drain.

3. Meanwhile heat water in large kettle to boiling. Add tomatoes and let stand 5 minutes. Drain well.

4. Combine all ingredients in large kettle and heat to boiling.

5. Pour or ladle hot mincemeat into hot jars to within 1 inch of tops of jars. Run a slim, non metal tool down along the inside of each jar to release air bubbles. Add more hot liquid to within 1 inch of tops, in necessary.

6. Wipe tops and threads of jars with a clean damp cloth.

7. Put on lids and screw bands as manufacturer directs.

8. Process at 10 pound pressure for 25 minutes. Follow manufacturer's directions for your canner.

9. Follow basic steps for steam pressure canning, 10 through 24.

Source: Vegetable Gardening Encyclopedia Typos by Dorothy Flatman 1995 Submitted By DOROTHY FLATMAN On 10-07-95

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