CRISP GREEN TOMATO PICKLES

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@GrannyGravymaker

These sweet, crisp, flavorful pickles are a favorite around here! Even the pickiest children love them. It's a good way to use the green tomatoes that won't have time to ripen before the first big frost. Just be sure to have 2 very big, nonreactive bowls, crocks or even extra large stockpots on hand and read the complete instructions before you start (this is a 3 day process.)

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Serves:
6 pints
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

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3 1/2 lb
green tomatoes, sliced fairly thin (1/4")
cold water and ice
1 c
pickling lime
1 qt
apple cider vinegar
2 1/2 lb
white sugar
1 Tbsp
pickling salt
1 tsp
mixed pickling spice
1 Tbsp
whole cloves
2
drops green food coloring (optional)

How to Make CRISP GREEN TOMATO PICKLES

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place tomato slices in extra large nonreactive bowl or pot (no aluminum or plastic.)
  • 2Sprinkle with the pickling lime.
  • 3Pour 1 gallon of cold water over the slices and allow to soak for 24 hours. (You may very gently lift and stir slices, to redistribute lime, once or twice.)
  • 4After the 24 hrs., gently rinse very thoroughly.
  • 5Cover tomatoes with ice water and allow to sit for 3 hours.
  • 6Meanwhile, in another extra large bowl or pot, mix together vinegar, sugar,salt, pickling spice and cloves.
  • 7Drain the tomato slices after the 3 hrs.
  • 8Add to the vinegar mixture and let sit overnight.
  • 9The next day prepare canning jars and equipment, then pour the tomatoes and vinegar mixture into a large pot, and bring to a low boil for 30 minutes. (Food coloring may be added, if desired.)
  • 10Remove from heat and fill hot, sterile pint jars to 1/2 inch from the rim, add lids and rings and process in hot water bath for 10 minutes.
  • 11Instead of canning, may be frozen in plastic freezer containers. Thaw in refrigerator.
  • 12Store opened containers in refrigerator.
  • 13***************************************************************************************
  • 14An Evening Prayer

    If I have wounded any soul today,
    If I have caused one foot to go astray,
    If I have walked in my own willful way,
    Dear Lord, forgive.
    Forgive the sins that I have confessed to Thee,
    Forgive the secret sins I do not see,
    O guide me, love me, and my keeper be,
    Dear Lord, Amen.

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