Kate Gridley's Green-Tomato Mincemeat


6 cups chopped apples
6 cups chopped green tomatoes
4 cups brown sugar
1-1/3 cups vinegar
3 cups raisins
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon powdered cloves
3/4 teaspoon allspice
3/4 teaspoon mace
3/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter


Peel, core, and chop apples. Peel and chop tomatoes. Put apples, tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, raisins, spices, and salt in a large pot and bring slowly to a boil. Simmer 3 hours. Then add butter. Pour into 6 clean, hot, one-pint jars, leaving ½-inch headroom; seal, and process in a hot-water bath 20 minutes. Or cool, then pack into containers, leaving 1 inch for expansion, and freeze.


6 pints (makes 6 pies)

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