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Recipe: Mock raspberry jam (aka green tomato jelly)

Recipe: Mock raspberry jam (aka green tomato jelly) Author: Style At Home

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Recipe: Mock raspberry jam (aka green tomato jelly)

This is a star! Southern depression-era cooks longed for the taste of raspberries, but such delicacies were scarce. So they improvised, using what their country gardens had in abundance—green tomatoes! Dozens have tasted my version and no one has ever guessed that no raspberries were harmed in its creation!
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Ingredients
  • 5 cups finely chopped green tomatoes
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 6 ounces (2 small packages) raspberry Jell-O

Directions
1 Measure tomatoes into a large saucepan.
2 Add sugar and bring to a boil over medium heat; let cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
3 Skim foam from the top and discard.
4 Add the Jell-O and stir well so the mixture doesn’t stick to the pan. Bring to a low boil and boil for 1 minute.
5 Pour into sterilized jars and cover tightly. Let cool before refrigerating.

Yield 4–6 (1⁄2 pint) jars

Note: Keeps in refrigerator for about 3 weeks.



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Excerpt from Jams & Jellies: In Less Than 30 Minutes by Pamela Bennett, Copyright © 2011. Photography Copyright © 2011 Joyce Oudkerk Pool. Excerpted from Gibbs Smith. All rights reserved.
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Recipe: Mock raspberry jam (aka green tomato jelly)