Tomatillo Jam

Recipe for a Tomatillo Jam made with tomatillos, lemon juice, sugar, butter and pectin. 
1 hour 20 minutes 20 mins prep

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3 cups prepared tomatillos (about 1-3/4 lb tomatillos)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
7-1/2 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl (See tip below.)
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine (optional)
2 pouches CERTO Fruit Pectin


BRING boiling-water canner, half-full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot, soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.

FINELY chop or grind tomatillos. Measure exactly 3 cups prepared tomatillos into 6- or 8-quart sauce pot. Add lemon juice.

STIR sugar into prepared tomatillos in sauce pot. Add butter to reduce foaming, if desired. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly.

STIR in pectin quickly. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.

LADLE quickly into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches; add boiling water if needed. Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)
Posted: 3/12/2009 9:57:22 PM
My fiance and I decided to try out this recipe. We had a ton of tomatillos and we were not sure what to do with them. The recipe instructions are a little confusing, but we figured things out. The jam is amazing! I did not expect it to taste as good as it does. I wasn't sure what to put it on so I put it on some toast with butter. Delicious! It is so sweet like candy. The flavor reminds of a light tasting sorghum or molasses. So if you have a lot of tomatillos and aren't sure what to do with them, try this recipe!

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