Since I don't like to waste food...I decided to make up several batches of green tomato freezer jam with a fruity taste. This particular recipe is my grandmother's Orange & Green Tomato Jam Recipe and it's delicious! You do NOT taste the tomatoes at all and its really easy to make!
This jam will harden up nicely once you freeze it and let the gelatin set. It is great on toasted bagels, rolls or use it as a fish or chicken marinade throughout the winter season. Once it has been cooked, you can let it cool and freeze it in freezer containers or can it via the water bath method with your home canner.
5 to 6 cups chopped green tomatoes
3 cups granulated sugar
2 boxes orange gelatin mix
Wash and chop up your fresh green tomatoes. I normally use 7 to 10 large green tomatoes which gets me 5 to 6 cups of chopped green tomatoes. Toss them into a pan with hot water, just enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil, stir in the granulated sugar and reduce heat. Simmer mixture on low for 15 to 20 minutes. It is done when everything is soft and squishy. Use a potato masher to mash up the pulp as it cooks...unless you like it chunky. Also, I fish out any tomato skins that float to the top as it cooks down.
Stir in the orange gelatin mix until all ingredients are well combined. Simmer over low heat for an additional five minutes. Turn off heat and let mixture sit in the pan for 5 to 8 minutes and then spoon it into freezer-safe containers. Label and freeze. They will keep for up to 1 year.
Note: You can print out this recipe by following the "print" instructions listed at the top of my blog.