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sweet tomato jam

Sweet Tomato Jam Recipe


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


  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