I came across this amazing deal for 25lbs of tomatoes that I could not pass up…but what to do with all of these juicy fruits?
I knew I could pre-make sauce and freeze, but I wanted to try something else too.
🍅 Can them? (which we eventually did)
🍅 Dry them? (I wouldn’t even know where to start)
And then I remembered that I’ve seen something called “tomato jam” at a market somewhere and thought, “hmm that would be interesting”
So I looked online at some various recipes and put this together picking the ingredients that I thought would pair the best together.
The result….one of the most delicious concoctions I’ve ever made. I mean it, I’m obsessed with it! It’s so delicious!! It’s sweet, tangy, a bit savoury…honestly it’s like a glorified ketchup. I made one batch and then had to make a second batch the next day because it was so scrumptious!
- 3 lbs roughly chopped and cored tomatoes (cored just means to cut out the stem section)
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar or yellow sugar (more or less depending on your taste)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1-2 tsp freshly grated ginger (depending on taste) I use a microplaner for all my grating needs
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- Optional add ons: nutmeg, cayenne, chili flakes, unsweetened cocoa powder
- Place all ingredients into a heavy bottom pot and place it on your stovetop
- Bring ingredients up to a boil
- Once boiling, lower temperature down to a simmer. Leave uncovered and stir frequently to prevent burning
- Once simmered down to an almost sticky-like consistency, turn the heat off, let cool and enjoy!
This tomato jam can be canned or stored in the fridge in a closed, air tight container.
Enjoy it on crackers, bagels, baguettes, cream cheese, goat cheese, brie or smear it on your next sausage, burger, fish, chicken or pork! I’m sure there are many more possibilities out there, leave a comment how you enjoy your tomato jam below!
If you enjoy it spicy, add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper or chili flakes when you first start cooking everything together.
Leave a comment if you try out this recipe and what you paired it with!
Until next time, Bon Appetit xo’s