Rose's Green Tomato Pickles

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Recipe by Kaykwilts

My mother got this recipe from Rose, her neighbor, who is now deceased. This was a wonderful way to use up all those green tomatoes instead of letting the frost get them. The amount of jars you get from this is only an educated guess.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together in crock 2 cups household lime and 2 gallons water.
  2. Add sliced tomatoes and onions.
  3. Soak 24 hours.
  4. Stir often.
  5. Drain lime solution and wash pickles until clean.
  6. Add 2 quarts vinegar, 8 cups sugar, and 2 teaspoons salt.
  7. In a cloth put pickling spice and 1 teaspoon celery seed and tie this up.
  8. Put in with your pickles.
  9. Let stand overnight.
  10. Boil hard 35 minutes.
  11. Can in hot sterilized jars.

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