Green Tomato Marmalade Recipe

green tomato marmalade

Green Tomato Marmalade Recipe submitted by Sarah

This recipe makes about 5 lb (2.3 kg) of Green Tomato Marmalade.

Ingredients for Green Tomato Marmalade:

  • 5 lemons
  • 2 lb (900 g) green tomatoes
  • 3½ lb (1.6 kg) sugar
  • Water

Method for Green Tomato Marmalade:

  1. Wash the lemons, halve and squeeze out the juice. Remove the remaining flesh and place it in a large piece of muslin with the pips. Strip away the excess pith and cut the peel into thin strips; place in a pan, add ¾ pint (400 ml) water and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into quarters, remove the core and seeds and add to the lemon pips and flesh in the muslin; tie tightly. Shred the tomato flesh and place in a preserving pan with the lemon juice made up to 3 pints (1.7 litres) with water. Add the softened lemon shreds and liquid (and the muslin bag, making sure it doesn’t catch on the bottom of the pan) and simmer until tender – about 40 minutes.
  3. Remove the muslin bag and squeeze any liquid into the pan. Add the sugar and boil briskly until setting point is reached, stirring all the time. Pot and cover in the usual way.

This green tomato marmalade, kept in properly sterilized and sealed jars, should easily keep for a year in a cool dark place. Once opened, keep in the fridge.

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7 comments on “Green Tomato Marmalade Recipe
  1. jackie impey says:

    I made this today, was fed up with making chutney from our abundance of green tomatoes, it’s absolutely delicious. Please don’t be put of by the thought of it folks , try it, you will like it I’m sure

  2. jenny says:

    have made 3 lots and passed recipe on to friends
    love it

  3. peter barlow says:

    This is the first time of making tomato chutney. We’ve got an allotment and we’ve got lot of green toms so we are going to make chutney.

  4. Mr Luke Jones says:

    Could I substitute the sugar for honey? will it still “set”?

  5. Michelle says:

    Sorry if I sound dim but I was wondering exactly how to shred the tomato? Is it just cut into very thin strips like the lemon peel? Or best coursley grated?

    Thank you

  6. Val says:

    It isn’t my recipe but I’d just chop it finely (preferably in strips).

  7. Karen Stirk says:

    I have made this marmalade many times as it’s very tasty. My last batch was made in 2018 and finally used it up earlier this year. So growing tomatoes this year mainly to make more marmalade. Could I substitute the lemons for oranges?

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