Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tomato Jam

Here’s what you need:
5 pounds tomatoes, roughly chopped
1C to 1 ½ C granulated sugar
¼ C packed brown sugar
8 T fresh lime juice
2 t salt
1 t freshly grated ginger (or more)
1 t ground cinnamon
½ t ground cloves
2 t red pepper flakes
2 t hot smoked paprika

Here’s what you do:

Combine all the ingredients in a large non-reactive pot. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until it comes to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until it’s very thick. It will thicken as it cools. You can always check to see if it’s the correct consistency by placing a small amount in the fridge and checking it after it has completely cooled down. It should be thick enough to stay put on top of a burger.

Process in canning jars for 20 minutes.  

(printable recipe)