Turkey Cookie Jar – Pink Cookie Jar
Mincemeat Pie Filling Recipe: Heirloom green tomatoes for my mincemeat!
You will need a very large bowl and a very large pot to cook this in.
9 cups Chopped Green Tomatoes
9 cups Chopped Green Apple (or tart cooking apple)
3 lbs raisins
9 cups sugar
3 tsp. salt
3 tsp ground allspice
3 tsp ground cloves
6 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
(the next two ingredients are my "improvement" on the recipe and are optional)
1 cup of bourbon
1 large vanilla bean cut in half length wise.
Stem the tomatoes and dice. Peel, core and dice the apples. You can do all this in your food processor, but I find that you get a better textured product if you will take the time to dice. Mix all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a rapid boil…for those of you who don’t know what that is…it’s a boil that you cannot stir down. Reduce the heat a bit and simmer until thick. The time will vary depending on how juicy the tomatoes and apples are…just check on it now and then and give it a stir…when it’s thick and all the ingredients have a lovely brown color…you are ready to bottle it. Pour into clean (sterilized) canning jars to within 1" of the top, put the lid on and tighten. Process in a water bath for 25 minutes. Makes enough for 12 pies…you can cut the recipe in thirds and make smaller batches…but the goal here is to put up enough to have for presents, pies for Holiday parties, etc. Makes great mincemeat cookies too! Enjoy!
This recipe was handed down to me by my Grandfather’s older sister (there were 16 siblings), who got it from her mother…so it is at least from 1890 or so.
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