*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                            Green Tomato Pickle
 
 Recipe By     : Mrs. Robert W. Lawson, Jr.
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pickles & Preserves              To Post
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      C             Slacked Lime -- *see notes
    2      Gal           Water
    7      Lb            Green Tomatoes, Unpeeled -- thinly sliced
    5      Lb            Sugar -- divided
    2      Qt            Vinegar
    3      Tsp           Whole Cloves
    2      Tsp           Allspice
    2      Tsp           Celery Seed
    2      stick         Cinnamon -- halved
    1      tsp           Powdered Mace
    1      tsp           Ground Ginger
 
 Mix lime and water; soak tomatoes in lime water for 24 hours.  Put
 tomatoes in fresh cold water for 24 hours.  Put tomatoes in fresh cold
 water for 4 hours changing water every hour.  Drain well.  Place 3½
 pounds sugar and vinegar in kettle.  Make 4 small cloth bags for spices;
 divide spices among bags.  Bring syrup to boil (with bags in it) and
 pour over drained tomatoes.  Let stand overnight.  (A stone crock is the
 thing to use.)
 
 Next morning, boil 1 hour.  Take some of the hot syrup, and 1½ pounds
 sugar and bring to boiling point, pour over pickle and let stand 24
 hours.  The next morning heat the pickle, put in jars and seal.
 
 Makes 8 pints
 
 Source:  “Mountain Measures” -- Junior League of Charleston, WV
 ed.  1974
 
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 NOTES : *Slacked lime from drugstore.