Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 15 lbs 6810g / 240oz Green tomatoes - sliced

  2. 1 cup 237ml Pickling salt

  3. 1/2 tablespoon 7 1/2ml Powdered alum

  4. 2 cups 474ml Boiling water

  5. 2 cups 474ml Apple cider vinegar

  6. 5 cups 990g / 34oz Sugar

  7. 2 Cinnamon sticks

  8. 1 Handful of cloves

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Recipe Instructions Arrange the tomatoes in layers in a large bowl or pickle crock, sprinkling salt between the layers. Let stand overnight. The next day, drain tomatoes, sprinkle with alum, and pour the boiling water over them. Let stand for 20 minutes. Drain, rinse, and drain again. In an enamel or stainless steel kettle, combine vinegar, sugar and spices (tie the spices in a cheesecloth bag -- spice bag should be kept in the syrup right up to the very end). Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved, and boil rapidly for 3 minutes. Pour the syrup over the tomatoes and let stand overnight. Next day, drain off syrup and bring to a boil. Pour over tomatoes and let stand again overnight. On the fourth day, put syrup and tomatoes into the kettle, bring to a boil and simmer until the tomatoes are transparent. Pack the tomatoes into hot jars. Boil the syrup until it becomes quite thick or spins a long thread. Remove the spice bag and pour the syrup over the fruit, filling the jars, and seal.


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