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Sweet Tomato Jam

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Sweet Tomato Jam

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2012-11-15 Other
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Try adding this delicious spread to your next breakfast or brunch table . . . your family and friends will never believe it is made from tomatoes!

  • Servings: makes 3 cups
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients:

2 lb Plum Tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1½ cups Light Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Lemon, zested and juiced
1 tsp Kosher or Sea Salt
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Directions:

Prepare the tomatoes:

Cut a cross in the end of each of the tomatoes. Place the tomatoes in boiling water to blanch, about 1 minute; you'll know the tomatoes are ready to be removed when the edges of the inscribed crosses curl up.

Remove with a slotted spoon and immediately immerse the blanched tomatoes in a pre-prepared ice bath. One by one, peel the tomatoes and place the peeled tomatoes in a bowl.

mill the tomatoes:

Several at a time, place the peeled tomatoes in a food mill positioned over a large bowl and process the tomatoes through it.

Continue to process until all the tomatoes have been processed. Processing through a food mill will remove all the seeds.

cook the jam:

Combine the milled tomatoes, the sugar, the honey, the lemon juice and zest, the salt, and the crushed red pepper flakes in large heavy bottomed saucepan over medium high heat; bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring often.

Continue simmering, uncovered, until the mixture reaches about 220° F. on an candy thermometer or becomes thick and syrupy, about 45 minutes.

jar the jam:

Remove from the heat and place jam into sterilized jam jars, process as you would for canning or use immediately.

service:

Jam can be used as a spread for crackers, as a sandwich spread, or as an accompaniment for ham, turkey, or pork.

Helpful Tips:

This has become on of my my favourite jams, I even have it spread on toast at breakfast or spread on crackers as a snack. Recipe multiplies nicely, just double, triple, etc. the ingredients. After tasting it, you'll ban cranberry sauce from your pantry. It also tastes great with ham!