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