Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 30


  • 6 cups finely cored green tomatoes(unpeeled)
  • 2 PC. onions finely chopped
  • 2 PC. green peppers finley chopped
  • 1 PC. red pepper finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup canning salt
  • 1 t. whole cloves
  • 1 t. celery seed
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pc. clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 t. dry mustard
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. ground ginger


  • Combine green tomato, onion, green and red peppers and 1/4 cup salt, mix well, cover with a dish towel and let stand overnight(70-75 degrees).
  • Transfer to a colander to drain. Rinse w/cold water and drain thoroughly. Using hands squeese out liquid. Set aside.
  • Tie cloves, celery seed and cinn. stick in a cheese cloth bag.
  • In a pan combine vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, mustard, salt, ginger and spice bag.
  • Bring to a boil stirring to dissolve sugar.
  • Add drained tomato mix stir well and return to a boil, turn down to a gentle boil, stirring freq. until tomatoes are transparent, about 1 hour.
  • Ladle hot relish into hot jars leaving 1/2" headspace. Remove bubbles, wipe rim cap and water bath for 10 min. at a full rolling boil.


Makes 6 - 8oz. jars
Keyword Piccalilli