Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam

This preserve is savory and sweet, with a punch of heat, and has a variety of daily uses. So head out to to your garden, pick some tomatoes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Canned, Jars, Sauces, Tomatoes
Servings: 3 Pints
Calories: 80kcal


  • Food Jars 
  • Canning Set
  • 8-Ounce Jelly Jars
  • Measuring Cup and Spoons Set
  • 100% Lime Juice


  • 5 lb. Tomatoes, chopped
  • cups Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Bottled lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp Grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground cloves


  • Prepare water bath canner according to manufacturer’s instructions. Heat 3 pint-size/500 ml jars in simmering water until ready to use; do not boil.
  • Combine tomatoes, sugar, lime juice, ginger, pepper flakes, salt, cinnamon, and cloves in a large, nonreactive pot; bring to a boil over high, then reduce heat to medium-high.
  • Cook jam at a low boil, stirring regularly, until shiny and thick, and no watery liquid separating out, about 1–1½ hours.
  • Cook time varies depending on the width of your pot, amount of water content in the tomatoes, and temperature at which you’re cooking. Watch jam closely during final 15 minutes of cooking, jam scorches easily.
  • Ladle jam into hot jars, leaving ½-inch (1.25 cm) of headspace. Wipe rims of jars clean, center lids on jars, and apply rings until fingertip tight. Process filled jars in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes.
  • Remove jars and set them on a folded kitchen towel to cool, undisturbed, for 24 hours. Check lids for seal. (Lids should not flex up or down when center is pressed.) Sealed jars can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 year. Any unsealed jars should be refrigerated and used promptly

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories80
  • % Daily Value *
  • Sodium 50mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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      Written by Lisa Yarde

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