19 March 2013

What to do with All Those Green Tomatoes - Make Raspberry Jam!

It's the end of summer, but my tomato bushes are still producing dozens of tomatoes every day. The bushes are dying off and the small tomatoes aren't getting big and red and juicy - they are staying small and green.

If you have green tomatoes and don't want to make pickles, you may like this Mock Raspberry Jam, it's a wonderfully easy way to use up green tomatoes.

Mock Raspberry Jam

2 1/2 cups green tomatoes
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 packet raspberry jelly crystals

Use a food processor to chop the tomatoes very fine, or grate them.  Put the tomatoes and the sugar into a large saucepan and cook over a medium heat for 20 minutes, uncovered. Turn down heat. Add the jelly crystals and cook until the jelly is dissolved. Pour in sterilized jars or freezer containers. Stores in the fridge two weeks and in the freezer for up to 6 months. Makes three 500ml jars.

This jam will taste just like raspberry jam, it will even have the "raspberry" seeds in it.  Use it on scones, on toast or in jam drops - no one will know the difference.


  1. I just love this idea - How Cool :-) and who would have thought!

  2. My tomato bushes have only just started to die (I feel so lucky they have lasted this long!) so I will definitely be making this jam. Raspberry jam is my husbands favourite, I wont tell him it's mock raspberry and see what he thinks!


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