I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Green Tomato Sweet Mincemeat

So this is all I have left from my juicy beefsteak tomato plants. Once the weatherman called for frost I went out and picked the biggest green tomatoes that were left on the vine before it hit.

These will make lovely sweet mincemeat tarts!


6 cups chopped green tomatoes
6 cups chopped crisp tart apples
1 cup raisins (I used golden)
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped glazed cherries
5 cups brown sugar
1 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup rum
1 tbsp. cinnamon
2 tsp salt
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ginger

1/4 cup butter (the substitute for actual meat that used to be used in making mincemeat in 19th century Britain)

Except for the butter, slowly bring everything else to a boil in a large pot. Simmer covered for 1  1/2 hours, stirring often.

Uncover and continue simmering another 1  1/2 hours. Remove from heat and stir in the butter.
(It's starting to smell like Christmas!)

Fill sterilized jars and process in a hot water bath for 25 minutes.
It's amazing how you can turn this
into this

I made 4 pint jars of sweet mincemeat, ready to make tarts and pies!

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