Friday, September 19, 2014

Green Tomato Mince

8 cups chopped green tomatoes
8 cups chopped apples (I leave the skin on if it is good, just trim off the bad spots)
3 cups raisins, chopped (I just coarsely chop with a knife on a cutting board)
1 1/2 cups sugar (or less or more - depending on your taste and the tartness of the apples)
1 heaping TBL cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp allspice
2 tsp orange peel, grated
1 lemon, grated peel and juice (or 1/4 cup lemon juice)
1/2 cup cider vinegar

Combine all in heavy sauce pan and bring to a simmer, stirring to mix well.  I leave the lid on for the first while (20 min or so) to get the apples to break down and all the juices going.  Then take off the lid and turn down to low.  Simmer another 1-2 hours, stirring often so as not to let it stick, until the desired consistency.  Freeze, refrigerate or can.  Steam/water bath quarts and pints 20 min.  Enjoy!