Spicy Tomato Jam

Spicy Tomato Jam

The Spruce / Ali Redmond

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 90 mins
Total: 100 mins
Servings: 40 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
21 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 40
Amount per serving
Calories 21
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 0g
Calcium 5mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Use this delicious tomato jam as a ketchup alternative in meatloaf or on burgers, or serve it with cheese and crackers or as a dip for shrimp or fried seafood.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds plum tomatoes (peeled, cored, coarsely chopped)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (more or less as desired for heat)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Spicy Tomato Jam ingredients

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  2. Drop the tomatoes in boiling water and boil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until skin begins to split, then drop in ice water and let cool slightly. The skin should be easy to remove.

    tomatoes in a bowl of ice water

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  3. Combine the tomatoes, spices, sugar, pepper flakes, and lemon juice in a saucepan.

    Combine the tomatoes, spices, sugar, pepper flakes, and lemon juice in a saucepan

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  4. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and reduce heat to low.

    tomato mixture cooking in a saucepan

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  5. Cook, uncovered, until very thick, about 1 1/2 hours.

    tomato jam in a saucepan

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  6. Stir occasionally to check for thickening and to prevent scorching. 

    Spicy Tomato Jam in a saucepan

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