Confiture de Tomates Vertes

Green Tomato Preserves


  • 5 pounds green tomatoes
  • 4 pounds sugar
  • rind of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon


Cut the tomatoes in half and squeeze out the seeds, then cut the halves into thin slices. Put them into a large glass or china bowl and sprinkle with the sugar. Allow to marinate for 24 hours. The next day, cook the tomatoes over a low flame in a heavy pot with the lemon juice and lemon rind for 2 hours. Stir from time to time with a wooden spoon. Allow to cool completely before sealing in sterilized jars.

Serve with thin cookies for dessert or spread on toast for a five o’clock goûter.