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Sweet Pickled Green Tomatoes     Veg   CD    ACC


Vegetarian  Vegetable  Cold  Accompaniment  Pickles Preserve  Preserves  Preserving  Dairy Free



300ml/10fl.oz. Malt Vinegar

900g/2lb Sugar

1 teasp Ground Cinnamon

150ml/5fl.oz. Water

1.3kg/3lb Small green Tomatoes, skinned




1. Place the vinegar, sugar, cinnamon and water in a large saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.


2. Bring the mixture to the boil then add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.


3. Transfer the contents of the pan to a large bowl, cover and leave for 1 week.


4. After this time, strain the vinegar into a large saucepan , bring to the boil then boil for 10 minutes.


5. Add the tomatoes and boil for a further 5 minutes.


6. Transfer to warm prepared jars to within 1cm/ inch of the top, ensuring the tomatoes are covered with 1cm/ inch of liquid, cover and seal. (See tips below)



Notes:    see also General preparations


Jars - Use jars which are free from cracks, chips or flaws the best sizes to use are 450g/1lb although 1kg/2lb jars can be successfully used for pickling vegetables.  Prepare the jars by washing well in warm soapy water and rinsing thoroughly. Dry the jars in a cool oven (140C, 275F, Gas Mark 1).  Fill whilst still warm.


Filling the jars  Fill with the vegetables to within 2.5cm/1 inch of the top. Pour over the preserving liquid (vinegar,  alcohol etc., to within 1cm/ inch of the top, making sure the vegetables are completely covered with the liquid. Whilst still hot, cover with a waxed disc (wax side down), Immediately  place a cellophane disc over the top then cover with a screw top lid.


Storage Store in a cool dark place for 2-3 weeks before consuming.












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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.


Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


Tips, Options and Substitutions

 See above

Main equipment required to make this recipe


Chopping Knife

Chopping Board


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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