Green Tomato Chutney

Green Tomato Chutney
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Prep: 60 mins
Cook: 75 mins
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 96 servings
Yield: 6 1/2-pint jars
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
21 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 96
Amount per serving
Calories 21
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 48mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This chutney is another excellent way to use green tomatoes. The chutney is fabulous with chicken or pork, or serve it along with just about any grilled meat. 

Chutney is good on sandwiches as a spread and a small amount can jazz up a chicken or tuna salad. Or top deviled eggs with a dab of chutney.


  • 2 1/2 pounds firm green tomatoes

  • 1 1/4 cups cider vinegar

  • 1 cup golden raisins

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, sliced or chopped, optional

  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1 tablespoon mixed pickling spices

  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Trim the stem and blossom ends from tomatoes and cut into 3/4-inch dice (you should have about 6 cups).

  3. Combine all ingredients in a heavy kettle; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook for about 1 hour, until reduced and thickened.

  4. Spoon the chutney into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace; wipe jar rims. Cover immediately with metal lids and screw on bands. Tighten, but do not over-tighten the bands.

  5. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water bath canning pot.


How you adjust the processing time with boiling water canning will depend on the altitude, and on the length of processing time called for in the recipe.

  • For altitudes of 1001 to 6,000 feet, increase processing time 20 minutes.
  • Over 6,000 feet, process for 25 minutes.

Recipe Variation

  • Substitute the bell pepper with a few small mild or hot red chile peppers.

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