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Green Tomato Raspberry Jello Jelly Recipe ~ What to do with Green Tomatoes #Hacks

Recipe for Green Tomatoe Jelly made with jello. What to do with green tomatoes from your garden. Jelly recipe made with Jello

I am excited to share this Green Tomato Raspberry Jello Jelly Recipe with you!  id you know that you can make Raspberry flavored jelly with green tomatoes.  I know it sounds WEIRD, I totally understand.  But take my word for it, you can not taste the tomatoes at all.  I did not tell my kids what was in the jelly till AFTER they ate a whole jar (took about a week)…. I then told them it was made out of tomatoes they wouldn’t believe me.   My husband said it taste like the filling in a jelly doughnut 🙂

This recipe is rather quick and easy, go ahead and give it a try!

Recipe for Green Tomatoe Jelly made with jello. What to do with green tomatoes from your garden. Jelly recipe made with Jello

Green Tomato Raspberry Jello Jelly Recipe ~ What to do with Green Tomatoes

Cook time about 30 minutes

You will need:

  • 4 cups diced green tomatoes
  • 4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 6oz Raspberry Jello packet
  • 1 pint jars with lid and band for canning HOT and sanitized  (or use freezer container)

Recipe for Green Tomatoe Jelly made with jello. What to do with green tomatoes from your garden. Jelly recipe made with Jello

Directions

Start by washing your green tomatoes.  The dice them and measure out 4 cups, add to a pot on the stove. Also add 4 cups sugar.  Stir the sugar and tomatoes till the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Turn off heat.  Use an immersion Blender to blend the tomatoes, til all the large chunks are smooth.  You can use a normal blender if you don’t have an immersion blender but remember it is SUPER HOT so be very careful.

Next mix in a 6oz dry jello package, still till well blended. Simmer for an additional 20 minutes.

Recipe for Green Tomatoe Jelly made with jello. What to do with green tomatoes from your garden. Jelly recipe made with JelloAdd the hot Green Tomato Raspberry Jello Jelly  into a canning jar leaving a 1/2 inch of space in the top of the jar.  You want the jar hot, you can do this by putting them in hot water on the stove or putting them on the sanitize cycle in your dishwasher. Wipe the rim of your jar clean, add a lid secure with a metal ring. Turn upside down for 5 minutes.  Then turn them right side up again, most of them will “pop” sealed right after you flip them over.  But others might take a while longer. Make sure they have sealed, once opened store in the refrigerator.  Unopened jars of  Green Tomato Raspberry Jello Jelly should stay good up to a year.

****** Update from reader Nancy 

I just discovered your Green Tomato Jam recipe and have a couple of comments that may answer a question or two from the comments I saw (I couldn’t find the comments again on my phone, so that’s why I came here).

1) Just semantics: it’s jam, not jelly. For jelly, think jello–clear, juice only.

2) This recipe is very similar to some rhubarb jam I’ve made for many years (I’m very old!). That recipe is boiled for 25 minutes, then jello and crushed pineapple is added. I made the mistake once of thinking that the jello was added instead of pectin, that the jello was what made it set up (I tried that once when I ran out of pectin for another recipe. Whoops!). Not so. The jello is merely for taste (strawberry is great with rhubarb; I can’t wait to try the raspberry). One of your readers asked if she could thicken it by adding more jello. No, that would just make it sweeter and “stronger” tasting.

3) (I guess it’s a continuation of the last) The natural pectin in the fruit/tomatoes is being developed by the cooking. So cook it more to thicken it.

Happy cooking, and thanks for the recipe!

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Green Tomato Raspberry Jello Jelly Recipe ~ What to do with Green Tomatoes
Course Condiment
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups diced green tomatoes
  • 4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 6 oz Raspberry Jello packet
  • 1 pint jars with lid and band for canning HOT and sanitized or use freezer container

Instructions

  1. Start by washing your green tomatoes. The dice them and measure out 4 cups, add to a pot on the stove. Also add 4 cups sugar. Stir the sugar and tomatoes till the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Turn off heat. Use an immersion Blender to blend the tomatoes, til all the large chunks are smooth. You can use a normal blender if you don't have an immersion blender but remember it is SUPER HOT so be very careful.
  2. Next mix in a 6oz dry jello package, still till well blended. Simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
  3. Add the hot Green Tomato Raspberry Jello Jelly into a canning jar leaving a 1/2 inch of space in the top of the jar. You want the jar hot, you can do this by putting them in hot water on the stove or putting them on the sanitize cycle in your dishwasher. Wipe the rim of your jar clean, add a lid secure with a metal ring. Turn upside down for 5 minutes. Then turn them right side up again, most of them will "pop" sealed right after you flip them over. But others might take a while longer. Make sure they have sealed, once opened store in the refrigerator. Unopened jars of Green Tomato Raspberry Jello Jelly should stay good up to a year

 

Recipe for Green Tomatoe Jelly made with jello. What to do with green tomatoes from your garden. Jelly recipe made with Jello

Green Tomato Raspberry Jello Jelly Recipe

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The fastest way to peel a tomato

If you can tomatoes or make large batches of fresh salsa, you might already know this tip. BUT just in case you don’t I thought I would share.  It is pretty much a MUST when cooking with or preparing  a large batch of tomatoes.  You can get the peels of in literally seconds with this amazing tip.

First you need to bring a pot of water to a boil. Carefully put whole tomatoes into the boiling water. Leave in the water for 5-10 seconds. Quickly take out and put into an ice water bath, allow to cool so you can handle them and not burn yourself. The peels will now slide right off.  The tomato itself will still be cool and not cooked, so you can slice up and enjoy as normal. Or use for canning or other recipes.

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Last year my kids got a new game, Minecraft. Little did I know it was going to be “THE GAME” that they all love and will do extra chores so they can play longer, and will read books just to learn how to make new things on the game.  Personally I don’t get why it is so fun running around building things, and digging holes? BUT my kids LOVE it, so I guess it does not matter if I like it or not, lol.  If you are looking to have a Minecraft Party and want some easy ideas you are going to love thie Minecraft Creeper recipe.

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1. Line your cookie sheet with wax paper (wax side facing up).2. Place a good amount of each chocolate into 3 separate microwave safe bowls.
3. Start by microwaving the light cocoa candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until all the candy is melted.
4. Spread the melted light cocoa candy across the wax paper. Use the backend of the spoon to
achieve a smooth surface.
5. Repeat step 3 with the green candy melts then drizzle over the top of the light cocoa candy.
6. Repeat step 3 again with the light green candy melts and again drizzle over the top of the candy on the cookie sheet.
7. Add your Sixlets to the candy randomly. You will want to work fast to ensure the Sixlets will vstick to the melted chocolate.
8. Add your chocolate sprinkles again ensuring it sticks to the melted chocolate.
9. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour to allow the chocolate to harden.
10. Remove from fridge.
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Banana pepper plants have a tremendous yield and are very easy to can. Can a batch of these garlic banana peppers to eat with your sandwiches and salads all year long.

Yield: 9 pints

  • 7-9 lbs peppers
  • 5 cups vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 18 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 9 pint  jars, lids, and rings

Directions

Fill a water bath canner  halfway full of water and bring to a simmer. Wash your jars in warm, soapy water and inspect for any damage. Place clean jars in the water bath canner and hold at a simmer until ready to use. Wash peppers and slice peppers into ¼” slices.
In another large pot, combine vinegar, water, canning salt, and sugar. Bring to a boil.
Remove jars from water bath canner, draining well. Pack each jar with peppers and two cloves of garlic. Pour the vinegar mixture into each jar, leaving ½” headspace. Slide a rubber or plastic spatula around the edges to remove air bubbles. Add more liquid if necessary.
Affix lids and rings to the top of each jar and submerge in water bath canner. Bring the canner to a full boil and process jars for 10 minutes.

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