Almost Raspberry Jam Recipe
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This jam is a creative way to use up all of the leftover green tomatoes in the garden. The raspberry gelatin adds wonderful flavor.—Sue Ellen Dillard, El Dorado, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:56 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 56 servings


  • 5-1/2 cups chopped green tomatoes
  • 5-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 package (6 ounces) raspberry gelatin

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 91 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large stockpot, combine tomatoes and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved, about 1 minute. Pour into jars or plastic containers; cool, stirring occasionally to prevent floating fruit. Top with lids. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks. Yield: 7 cups.
Originally published as Almost Raspberry Jam in Country Woman July/August 1994, p35

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sfnolt User ID: 2167699 260000
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2017

"I'm not sure what I did wrong, but mine had a very obvious green tomato taste. I ended up throwing the entire batch out."

ladyrose403 User ID: 8457718 237142
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015 Edited Nov. 12, 2015

"This is one strange recipe. I can't say it actually tastes like raspberries, but it is really really good. Considering that I was stuck w/ nearly 4 gallons of green tomatoes, this recipe is a true lifesaver. Thanks again! Btw, for those who commented on a similiar recipe about it being too sweet, add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice to rebalance the flavor.

UPDATE: Tried a few batches with black cherry jello. Works quite well, a dark and sweet ruby red."

kianpa User ID: 7064556 16593
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"This is really good. I yielded 8 cups. Do you think it would be okay to freeze this?"

chasm User ID: 942031 200969
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"I did try the strawberry jello, it is not as good as the raspberry. So I am not going to make any more batches using the strawberry. I really love the raspberry. Will definitely stick to making it the original way."

chasm User ID: 942031 24817
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"This is a great way to use up green tomatoes. I love the taste. You don't even know you are eating green tomatoes. I am thinking about using strawberry gelatin instead of raspberry. I really like the raspberry but my youngest loves strawberry so I think I'm going to try it. LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!!! and it is SO EASY!!! :) :)"

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