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
Method for Green Tomato Marmalade:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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