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Tomato jam; not two words you hear together normally, but this sweet and sticky treat is so far removed from being normal!  If you’re about to attempt this recipe, it’s important that you read this honesty disclaimer first.  I found the recipe during one of my regular trolling of food blogs, and after many adjustments, I thought I’d give it a go.  My warning to you is simple: stay home when you’re making this.  You will not want to have any plans.  To get this jam to the thickness it needs in order to be called jam, it will take about 4-5 hours at a gentle simmer.

Sweet & Sticky Tomato Jam

 

Can I share a secret with you?  I wash all of my produce in lukewarm water and whatever dish detergent I have on hand.  I’m serious!  You can spend nearly $8 for a small bottle of produce “soap” at the grocery store, and if you took the time to compare the list of ingredients to a dish detergent, there’s very little difference.  Just remember to massage the produce in your hands under running water until all of the soap is completely removed.

Sweet & Sticky Tomato Jam

As I previously mentioned, this jam takes time.  When simmering the mixture, think about how the tomato jam will look when it has cooled.  If, in your mind, it does not look like it will have the consistency of a fruit jam, let the mixture continue to simmer.

Sweet & Sticky Tomato Jam

This is after 3 hours:

Sweet & Sticky Tomato Jam

Here, at four hours, you can see how much the liquid has evaporated:

Sweet & Sticky Tomato Jam

At the five hour mark, the jam is now a jam!

Sweet & Sticky Tomato Jam

Sweet & Sticky Tomato Jam
 
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Ingredients
  • 9-10 large beefsteak tomatoes, roughly chopped (at least 3-4 pounds)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 lemon, freshly squeezed
Instructions
  1. Wash and roughly chop the tomatoes and add them to a medium-sized stock pot
  2. Add all of the other ingredients as well
  3. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and allow the soupy-like mixture to boil for 3-4 minutes. Do not leave the pot unattended at this time. You don't want the mixture to boil over! Stir frequently.
  4. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer
  5. Allow the jam to simmer until it has thickened and looks like jam!
  6. Once done, transfer the jam to sterile mason jars, and using a new seal, lid the jars and allow to completely cool.
  7. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. If you'd like to preserve the jam, consider using your favourite canning method.
 

Sweet and Sticky Tomato Jam

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  1. This is FANTASTIC! I mean, I made homemade tomato sauce, pizza sauce etc….but this jam ROCKS! Literally will make anything from plain to fancy. I’m going to try a chili tomato jam version!

  2. I love tomato jam, I usually make two versions a one with and one without chili and as we like spice we use lots of chili… Add it to a grilled cheese sandwich and I am in heaven 😀

  3. This is amazing. P.S. I am going to grow tomatoes at my in laws farm just so that you can make more of this.

  4. My best friend’s mom makes tomato jam. She lives in Canada and promised that she will get the recipe from her mom to share it with me but I think I’d stick to trying yours and hopefully, pretty soon ?
    Really looks great and thanks a lot for sharing!

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