Mock Raspberry Jam and Other Ways to Use Green Tomatoes

Mock Raspberry Jam and other things to do with Green Tomatoes

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The growing season is ending, but you find yourself with an abundance of green tomatoes still! What do you do with them? Make this mock Raspberry Jam of course. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated when you click on and make a purchase through them.

One of my first years gardening as a self-sufficient adult left me with an abundance of green tomatoes. I planted late in the season, and in a corner of the yard that did not receive enough sunlight to ripen the tomatoes.  Not one to waste anything, I was determined to find a way to use these fruits, despite their immature growth. 

You may find yourself with green tomatoes at the end of the season, not because of any mistake on your part, but rather because you had a plant that continued to produce right up to the first frost. So whatever reason you find yourself with green tomatoes, I’m pleased to tell you that this recipe for Mock Raspberry Jam is a winner – as long as you can mentally get past the tomatoes. 
I first heard this recipe for Mock Raspberry Jam on a Saturday morning garden radio show. Joy at KNRS made this jam sound so much better than fried green tomatoes – my only other option at the time – so I whipped up a batch. 
Mock Raspberry Jam
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  1. 5 cups green tomatoes
  2. 5 cups sugar
  3. 6oz package raspberry jello
  1. Grind Tomatoes in a blender.
  2. Pour tomatoes into a large sauce pan, and add 5 cups sugar.
  3. Boil until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Turn heat to low and cook for 25 minutes, stirring periodically.
  5. Add 6 oz Raspberry jello, and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Pour into sanitized pint jars.
  7. Wipe rims, and place lids and rings on.
  8. Process in a water bath for 30 minutes.
Adapted from KNRS Garden Show
Adapted from KNRS Garden Show
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They are so delicious! It tastes just like raspberry jam, and the tomato seeds give the same texture as real raspberry jam. Now to get over my mental block of knowing it was made from tomatoes. 

More Green Tomato Recipes

Green Tomato Bread from Instructables

Green Tomato Relish from Homegrown In the Valley

Oven Fried Green Tomato Caprese Stacks from Southern Plate

Fried Green Tomato Pickles from The Country Chic Cottage

How to Ripen Green Tomatoes from Happy Mothering

How do you use Green Tomatoes?

2 thoughts on “Mock Raspberry Jam and Other Ways to Use Green Tomatoes

  1. Seriously, fried green tomatoes are amazing! My kids all ate them even though I didn't think they would. My husband does not like tomatoes, but he loves them.

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