Total Time
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 1 hr

This has been in our family for years and years. I've included stand time in the preparation time.


  1. Clean and wash tomatoes, apples and peel onions.
  2. In a Dutch oven slice and layer the 3 ingredients.
  3. After each complete layer, sprinkle a little salt and let stand overnight.
  4. Next Day:
  5. Drain and put ingredients back into pot and add sugar, spices (tied in clean cheesecloth) and add vinegar to cover 3/4 of ingredients.
  6. Cook over low to medium heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring often with a wooden spoon.
  7. Check often to make sure mixture does not burn.
  8. When thickened put into sterilized jars and seal.
  9. Process for 20 minutes.
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This is very close to the chow my grandmother used to make. I enjoyed the texture and flavor of this. Thanks so much.

Bluenoser July 04, 2009