So, here it is….the recipe everyone asks for! I got this recipe years ago from a woman in my class. I was at the Community Center and this lovely woman walked up and said, “You have to try this.”
Well, for those of you who know me, I hate that! I like knowing what I am eating BEFORE I eat it! For being a chef, I am a very picky eater. I made a mistake of trying something once and regretted it for days afterward. That memory has stuck with me for a very long time. The moment she walked up to me, I had that flash back and shuddered!
So, the food she had. It looked safe enough. It was a jam, ruby red in color and had seeds in it. Taking a look at it, the seeds were like bigger strawberry seeds…..or the more I looked, TOMATO seeds. Now I was interested.
She had crackers with it, so throwing caution to the wind, I tried it. It was FABULOUS! It was sweet and tart and had an amazing red raspberry burst of flavor. I loved it! I could see the potential….over fish, over cream cheese……so many choices…..
Of course I asked for the recipe, and bless her heart, she rattled it off without hesitation. I scribbled it down as fast as I could. That night found me outside at dusk, pulling off all the green tomatoes I could find on our vines. Over the course of the next week, I made tons of batches of this jam, even going to the local farm market for green tomatoes. My freezer was stocked, and I gave it as gifts. Everyone who tried it loved it! Give it a try and see what you think!
Green Tomato Red Raspberry Jam
2 cups sugar
2 cups green tomatoes
1 package (3oz) red raspberry or black raspberry gelatin powder
Mix sugar and tomatoes together in a food processor and liquefy. Pour into a pot and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Add gelatin and boil again for 2 more minutes. Put in sterilized jars and freeze, can in hot water bath or top with 1/8-inch paraffin wax seal.
**I have made this recipe doubled or tripled and had great results!