This recipe is inspired by the tomato jam my Aunt & Uncle bring to Christmas Eve every year. I don’t have their recipe, so I made up my own and I’m pretty darn happy with the result. If you’ve never had tomato jam before, this is a must try!!! Your first bite is sweet, then the flavor changes to tangy and the after taste has a little kick of heat from the jalapeno! Substitute this jam for ketchup, spread it on toast, use it as a glaze over your meatloaf or with cocktail meatballs as an appetizer, or my favorite way to eat it is spread over a brick of cream cheese with a cracker (pictured below). The possibilities are endless for this, I suggest you give it a try for yourself and give it away as gifts. I’m going to be making my second batch soon and I already have a list of people who want a jar!
What you need;
8 cups of chopped tomatoes (5 from my garden gave me 8 cups)
1 cup diced yellow onion (white or red onion could be used if that’s what you have)
1 Jalapeno diced (I didn’t remove the seeds because I wanted some heat)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbls salt
1 tsp curry powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp black pepper
This made about 4 cups of jam, I packaged them in about 1 cup resalable containers. I’ve never tried canning, but this would be a great jam to can and give away later. I put mine in the refrigerator and freezer, I don’t expect any of my batches to last very long!