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Almost Raspberry Jam

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
    7 cups


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


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

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  • sfnolt
    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
    Nov 10, 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
    Aug 12, 2013

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

  • chasm
    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
    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!!! :) :)