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Tomato Jam

I love making this jam. It is sweet and tangy which adds the perfect element for avocado toast, a grilled hamburger, or on crackers with a cream cheese spread. You could even put this on a pimento cheese biscuit to make it really spectacular. This jam is everything. My sister made it the first time years ago with our dad’s tomatoes from his garden. This year I made it with tomatoes from my mother in laws garden and another batch from Harmony Ridge Farms at the Cobblestone Farmers Market here in Winston-Salem. This is a semi high maintance jam to make due to the constant stirring to prevent burning. I made it during the weekend so my husband could help with the boys while I could fully focus on the jam…which last all of five minutes ( haha but I was still able to pull off a burnt free batch that we are still enjoying. I doubled the amount which made 6 small jars and 4 large jars of jam. The apple in this jam probably is one of my favorite parts. The tomato and the apple alone create such a unique flavor I can’t get it out of my head. It is something that while cooking you start to smell the aroma of and then want to start eating it so bad ( but be patient the wait is worth it)! I follow the recipe by In Jennie’s Kitchen . In one batch I made it without coriander and another one with. I couldn’t really taste a difference in flavor, so if you don’t have it in the pantry- don’t sweat it!

Tomato Jam Recipe:

3 1/2 lbs tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coriander
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 cup cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup finely diced tart green apple

Directions:

Chop all the ingredients needed. Check out these beautiful tomatoes from Harmony Ridge Farms!

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Put everything together in one large pot.

Bring to a slight boil then reduce it down to a strong simmer for the next two to three hours.

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It will start to become sticky towards the end which it the goal since you want it to look jammy. It will store in fridge for 2 weeks or you can do the canning process to have as backup through the winter months. Enjoy!

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