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Green Tomato Pie Filling

Yield: 7 x 1 litre jars (US quart)

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Yield 7 1 litre jars (US quart)
Calories 84 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 kg green tomatoes (finely chopped. 4 US quarts / 8 lbs. Measured after prep.)
  • 1.5 kg apple (chopped. Measured after peeling, coring and chopping somewhat finely. About 4 cups / 3 lbs. Measured after prep.)
  • 500 g raisins (dark, seedless. 2 3/4 cups / 1 pound)
  • 500 g golden raisins (seedless. 2 3/4 cups / 1 pound)
  • 4 tablespoons citrus zest (grated. see notes)
  • 500 ml water (2 cups / 16 oz)
  • 125 ml vinegar (5% acidity or higher. 1/2 cup / 4 oz)
  • 250 ml lemon juice (bottled. 1 cup / 8 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon cloves (ground)
  • 1 tablespoon Kitchen Bouquet (optional, for darker colour)
  • 500 g brown sugar (2 1/2 cups medium packed / 18 oz)
  • 500 g sugar (white. 2 1/2 cups / 20 oz) )
Metric - US Customary

Instructions

  1. Prep all ingredients.
  2. Put into a large pot, and stir.
  3. Put on stove, bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and let simmer uncovered for about 40 minutes until ingredients are tender and the mixture has thickened a bit. Stir often.
  4. Ladle into 1 litre (1 US quart / 32 oz) jars.
  5. Leave 2 cm (1/2 inch) headspace.
  6. Debubble, adjust headspace.
  7. Wipe jar rims.
  8. Put lids on.
  9. Process in a water bath or steam canner.
  10. Process jars for 15 minutes; increase time as needed for your altitude.