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I am 72 years old and had never canned before. We had an overabundance of green tomatoes this year so I decided I had procrastinated long enough. I WASTED ALL OF MY YEARS!!! This was delicious. Just think how much I had missed. The relish was easy.....didn't take any groceries I didn't already have on hand and the results were fantastic.
5 stars on this for sure!! the taste is great, a little tart, just the way we like it, I cut the sugar to a little less than half called for, the colour is wonderful. I just made 1/3 recipe because that is all the green tomatoes I had and followed the recipe as is except I added a good shake of red pepper flakes, we like a little bite in our relish. Thanks for sharing Bergy! now we've tasted it, wish I had more green tomatoes!! — Oct 14, 2005
Interesting to see one say too tart and another too sweet. I only used half the sugar suggested as most store bought tomato relish I find way too sweet. I also used red wine vinegar. Seemed like a good guess on the sugar as the freshly bottled relish tasted sweet but with that tartness and "twang" The way I like sweet relishes to be. Nice easy to follow recipe and a great way to use up those green tomatoes.
Very good - Just too tart for me. I added a cup more sugar and it was still sour. I did 2 red peppers to 1 green pepper to make it more colorful. Quite pretty in the bottles.