Sweet tomato jam – where have you been all my life?

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Sweet tomato jam served with toasted baguette slices.

I first tried sweet tomato jam at a local bistro years ago.  A friend of mine had ordered an appetizer that consisted of toasted baguette, crackers and a variety of cheese. The sweet tomato jam was an added bonus that was sitting in the corner of the wooden cutting board. I spooned the jam on top of a baguette layered with a softened cheese spread and OH MY!!! Needless to say, I loved it!  

Since that day, I have added sweet tomato jam to all sorts of foods. It is an excellent condiment to many sandwiches, although my favorite is when I add it to a BLT sandwich. Delicious! 

It can also be used as a savory topping to a flatbread pizza topped with ricotta cheese, pesto and basil. The options are endless!

If you love tomatoes, one try and you are sure to be hooked! Homemade sweet tomato jam, just one more perfect reason to grow your own tomatoes! 

And if those tomatoes are starting to ripen, be sure to check out our article on how to Preserve Tomatoes Without Canning. 

Sweet Tomato Jam Recipe

INGREDIENTS

sweet tomato jam
Sweet tomato jam spread on a toasted baguette

4 pounds of paste tomatoes 

¾ cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

2. Prepare an ice bath in a separate bowl and set aside.

3. In small batches, place the tomatoes in the boiling water for 1 minute.  Remove the tomatoes using a slotted spoon and place directly into the ice bath. Once cool enough to handle, peel the skins off the tomatoes and discard. 

4. Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise, seed using a spoon, then dice.

5. Place diced tomatoes in a large stockpot and add sugar. Mix well.  Let stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

6. Bring tomatoes and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat for 15 minutes.

7. Add salt, pepper and paprika and cook until thickened, about 10-15 more minutes.

*Makes approximately 2 cups.

Once cool, place in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks. Can be frozen in an air-tight container for up to 12 months. 

Enjoy!
Mary and Jim

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Sweet Tomato Jam Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds of paste tomatoes
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Prepare an ice bath in a separate bowl and set aside.
  3. In small batches, place the tomatoes in the boiling water for 1 minute. Remove the tomatoes using a slotted spoon and place directly into the ice bath. Once cool enough to handle, peel the skins off the tomatoes and discard.
  4. Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise, seed them using a spoon, then dice.
  5. Place diced tomatoes in a large stockpot and add sugar. Mix well. Let stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Bring tomatoes and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat for 15 minutes.
  7. Add salt, pepper and paprika and cook until thickened, about 10-15 more minutes.
  8. Once cool, place in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks. Can be frozen in an air-tight container for up to a year.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

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