Fire Balls

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4quarts
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe is from Maggie Hennessey’s book A taste of West Virgina: A book of favorite recipes. So many people were requesting recipes for canning cherry tomatoes that when I found this I wanted to share it. Let me know how it comes out-I think it looks very tasty.”

    Ingredients

  • 14lbssmall green cherry tomatoes
  • 4clovesgarlic
  • 4stalkscelery
  • 4hot red peppers
  • 4headsdill
  • 1quartwater
  • 1/2 cuppickling salt
  • 2quartswhite vinegar
  • Directions

  • Pack 3 1/2 pounds of cherry tomatoes in each of the clean, hot jars.
  • To each quart jar add a clove of garlic, a celery stalk, a hot red pepper, and a head of dill.
  • Combine water, pickling salt and vinegar.
  • Boil.
  • Fill jars to 1/2 inch head space from top.
  • Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath.
  • Makes 4 quarts.
  • Reviews

  • “The Fire Balls are wonderful. What a great way to use up those green tomatoes at the end of the season.I will definately be making more of them next year & the recipe is being passed on to my friends who think they are wonderful too.GOOD JOB.”

  • “Have been giving away jars of these like wildfire-everybody wants one, even the ones who don’t like tomatoes.Can’t keep up production!!”

  • “These are great! I didn’t expect to enjoy them as much as I do, since the texture is quite a bit softer than most of my preferred pickles. However, when eaten as a side to fish, meat, or a cheese tray – rather than out of hand – they’re wonderful. I’ll be making these again next season. Thanks for the recipe!”

  • “Rose R red,Tomatoes too… Sometimes green but Never blue So here’s what to do When summer is through ;)”

  • “These were WONDERFUL when I made them two years ago, and I still hear about them from my grandma who is HOARDING her last jar!!She has threatened everyone with their lives if they touch them!!She just offered to trade me her famous fresh caught WA coast tuna for another batch of them from our garden!!Sounds like a great trade except now hubby is put out about where his FIREBALLS will be, lol!!!!!”

  • “Great simple recipe and straight to the point! Great way to use up the green cherry tomatoes! Mine look just like the picture that’s posted. I’ll update my review and post pictures when we pop a jar. Thanks for sharing! :)”

  • “Super easy to make and this is a good way to use up all those tomatoes. Thanks so much!!!!”

  • “What a great way to use all of the cherry tomatoes!!!Thans so much!!!”

  • “I made these last summer and gave them as christmas gifts.They are so yummy, great heat and flavor, a big hit with everyone!”

  • “Everyone loves these fireballs. I give them at Christmas. My friend requested the recipe and she sells them at the Saturday Market.”

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