Tuesday, September 20, 2016

We Be Jammin'... Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam



Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam
Found on Canning Craze

5 pounds cored tomatoes, finely chopped 

2 cups honey 

1/2 cup sugar 

8 tablespoons lime juice 

1 tablespoon red chili pepper flakes 

2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger 

1 teaspoon cumin 

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 

Combine the tomatoes, honey, sugar, lime juice, red chili flakes, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and the cloves in a non-reactive pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reduces and becomes a jam consistency (sticky and thick), about 1-1/2 to 2 hours depending on the type of tomato and the size of the pot you use.

When the jam is close to the desired consistency, prepare 4 pint jars, rings, and lids (or eight 8-ounce jars) by boiling them for 10 minutes to sterilize. Remove from the water to a dry towel. When the jam is cooked, remove from the heat and fill the jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe the rims, apply the lids, and twist on the rings. Process the jars in boiling water bath for 20 minutes.

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