Green Tomato and Strawberry Jam

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups pureed green tomatoes
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 pouch liquid pectin
  • 1 box (6 oz.) strawberry jello

Directions:

  1. Quarter green tomatoes and cook until soft.
  2. Puree with juice in blender until smooth. Return to pot and add sugar and lemon juice. (Optional: Add 1/2 tsp butter to reduce foaming.)
  3. Bring to medium boil and boil for 6 minutes. Add strawberry jello and liquid pectin. Return to rolling boil and boil for one minute. Remove from heat.
  4. Put in 1/2 or pint jars;. Seal. Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Note: Lemon juice is essential to raise the pH and keep botulism organisms from forming.
  5. Serve with sliced corned beef, ham and biscuits, or crackers.

Yield: 8 of 1/2 pint jars