Spiced Green Tomato Pickles

Spiced Green Tomato Pickles Recipe

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Goldie Barnhart


Since canning is my blood. I have tons of recipes for the over abundance of fruits and vegetables. This one was one of my favorites. I love all types of pickled vegetables whether sweet or dill. This one came out of a canning book back in the 70's. I was lucky I had copied it down and put it in my canning recipe box. So this year give it a try when you have way to many tomatoes.


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Makes 5 pints
24 Hr
20 Min


  • 4 qt
    green tomatoes, about 24 to 28 medium
  • 2 c
    onions, sliced, about 6 to 8 medium
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 large
    green bell peppers, diced
  • 3 c
    white or brown sugar, i use white
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    celery seed
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    mustard seed
  • 1 qt
    distilled white vinegar (approximately)

  • 2 Tbsp
    each of whole cloves & allspice
  • 3 stick

How to Make Spiced Green Tomato Pickles


  1. Wash the tomatoes and cut into slices or quarters.
  2. Peel onions and slice.
  3. Sprinkle alternate layers of tomatoes and onions with salt. Cover and let stand overnight.
  4. In the morning drain thoroughly. Put in a kettle and add peppers, sugar, loose spices and spice bag. Add enough vinegar to cover the mixture.
  5. Bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender but not soft.
  6. Pack into hot, sterilized jars. Cover with liquid. Seal with tops and lids. Process 5 minutes. (Makes 5 Pints).
  7. Note: The pickles may be giving a very fresh taste when served by adding a little celery cut into small pieces.

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About Spiced Green Tomato Pickles

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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