Green Tomato Pie Filling

Southern Living
This delicious recipe also makes a great condiment served with roasted meat.
6 quarts


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17 medium-size green tomatoes, chopped (about 6 3/4 pounds)
10 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped (about 4 3/4 pounds)
1 (15-ounce) package raisins
1 (15-ounce) package golden raisins
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup cider vinegar (5% acidity)
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves


Combine all ingredients in a Dutch oven; simmer over medium-low heat, stirring often, 2 hours and 30 minutes or until tomato and apple are tender and liquid thickens.

Pour hot mixture into hot jars, filling to 1/2 inch from top. Remove air bubbles; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands.

Process in boiling-water bath 15 minutes.

Green Tomato Pie: Roll each refrigerate piecrust from 1 (15 ounce) package into 1/8-inch thickness. Press 1 pie-crust into a 9-inch pieplate; fold edges under and crimp. Spoon 4 1/2 cups Green Tomato Pie Filling into piecrust; dot with 2 tablespoons butter. Cut remaining piecrust into 1/2-inch strips; arrange in a lattice design over filling. Sprinkle evenly with 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake pie at 425º for 10 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350º and bake 30 minutes or until golden.

Created date

December 2001