Green Tomato Mincemeat


20 apples of your choice (macs are very good)
20 green tomatoes (must not show any signs of ripening)
5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
5 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2-1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
5 cups sugar
5 teaspoons butter
5 teaspoons salt
2-3 cups of raisins


Core and peel apples. Cut tomatoes into chunks. Run the tomatoes and apples through a grinder with a coarse blade. (Do not use a food processor). Add spices and raisins and bring to a boil for 15-20 minutes. Seal in clean jars using the hot pack method. The longer it sets the better the taste.


8 pints

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green tomato mincemeat

It would be nice to have a measured amount. 20 apples can be an iffy amount depending on the apples used, same goes for the tomatoes. The tomatoes I have are small Roma's so how many would I need?

green tomato mincemeat recipe

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Hi, Sandra. You’ll notice the source for this recipe says “user submitted” which means one of our loyal readers, like you, submitted this recipe to the site. So we don’t have an exact answer for you. In looking around at other green tomato mincemeat recipes it looks like you should aim for about 8 cups finely chopped green tomatoes and 4 cups finely chopped apples.