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Crystal Tomatoes

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Ingredients
  Green tomatoes 5 Pound (Under Ripe Ones)
Slaked lime
  Water 2 1⁄4 Quart (2 Quarts Plus One Cup)
  Sugar 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Cinnamon sticks 3
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Whole dried ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Vinegar 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Directions

Cut the tomatoes into one quarter inch slices.
Dissolve the lime in two quarts of the water and add the tomatoes.
Stir gently to separate the pieces.
Let stand six hours or overnight.
Drain and rinse the tomatoes in several changes of cold water; drain.
Place the sugar, the spices tied loosely in cheesecloth, the salt, vinegar and one cup of water in a six quart kettle.
Boil for five minutes.
Add the tomatoes and boil until the syrup is thick and the tomatoes are clear.
Pack at once into hot sterilized jars, sealing immediately.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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