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Spicy Tomato Jam

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“This makes about 1 1/4 cups of jam. You may double or triple the recipe and can this. After removing spice bag, fill jars and process in a hot water bath for 45 minutes. Adapted from Veggie Cage.”
1hr 5mins
1 1/4 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine allspice, cloves, red pepper flakes and mustard seeds in a piece of cheesecloth. Tie securely with a length of kitchen string (to form a spice bag).
  2. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil; place tomatoes in the water and cook until the skins split, 1 to 2 minutes. Then plunge them into a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking. Pat the tomatoes dry, peel them, cut into 1/4-inch pieces.
  3. Place the tomatoes and all the remaining ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Add the spice bag and slowly bring the mixture to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. NOTE: If using regular tomatoes you may need to simmer additional time and/or thicken somewhat with 1 to 2 teaspoons cornstarch.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and discard the spice bag. Let the jam cool, refrigerate. Makes 1-1/4 cups.

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