Spicy Tomato Jam

    4 hours 20 minutes

    Tomatoes, apple, onion and sugar are simmered into a sweet jam that gets a spicy kick from cayenne pepper.

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    Serves: 32 

    • 1.8kg tomatoes, peeled and chopped
    • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
    • 200g demerara sugar
    • 1 sweet onion, diced
    • 100g brown sugar
    • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or more to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Extra time:1hour cooling  ›  Ready in:4hours20min 

    1. Combine tomatoes, apple, demerara sugar, onion, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper in a large pot; bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until dark and syrupy, about 2 hours 30 minutes. Continue simmering until mixture thickens to a jam-like consistency, about 30 minutes more.
    2. Remove jam from heat and cool to room temperature, 1 to 2 hours. Transfer to lidded containers and store in fridge.

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    I had a combination of yellow and red tomatoes and thought this jam would be perfect to use up the last of our harvest. Although this jam did have a nice balance of sweetness and acidity and was very tasty, not even a hint of spiciness came through.  -  02 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Cooked longer than directed to thicken  -  06 Aug 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)