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Tomato Jam
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Processing/Canning Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Garden fresh tomatoes are cooked down with brown sugar, sherry vinegar, soy sauce, and spices, into an intensely flavorful condiment much like a rustic homemade ketchup. Preserve now for delicious holiday gifts later.

Course: Topping
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tomato jam
Servings: 24 ounces (about (3) 8-ounce jars)
Calories: 91 kcal
  • 6 pounds tomatoes (about 20 medium-sized tomatoes)
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups soy sauce
  • 1 cup sherry vinegar (not cooking wine)
  • 2 tablespoons gojuchang (Korean hot pepper paste), or your preferred hot sauce, to taste
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced or grated
To Make the Tomato Jam:
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and fill a large bowl with ice water.
  2. Cut a small "X" in the bottom of each tomato, and submerge in boiling water for one minute.
  3. Plunge the tomatoes in ice water.
  4. Peel and halve the tomatoes, and squish out the seeds.
  5. Place the tomatoes in a large skillet along with the remaining ingredients. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick, and reduced by about 80%.
For Preserving/Canning in Jars:
  1. Keep the reduced jam warm while clean jars are fully submerged in boiling water for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the jars from the water, turn the heat down to a simmer, and put in the lids.
  3. Fill the jars, within ¼-inch of the rim, with the jam. Wipe the rim with a clean cloth.
  4. Place the warmed and softened lids on the jars, and screw on the rings.

  5. Bring the large pot of water back up to a rolling boil, and submerge the jars, once again, for 10 minutes.

  6. Remove the jars from the water bath and allow to cool completely. The "button" should vacuum seal, and pull down, so it can no longer be "popped" up and down.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Chef Beau McMillan's Shrimp and Truffled Grits with Moroccan Chorizo Broth
Nutrition Facts
Tomato Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 715mg31%
Potassium 323mg9%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 945IU19%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.