Thursday, 3rd September 2015

First tomato jam sounds strange, doesn’t it? I thought so, too. But then I had a large bunch of tomatoes, which needed to be processed and I thought why not try it? I’m open for experiments and when you make some research tomato jam isn’t the fancied thing in some countries, but an old hat.

The jam tastes great with cheese! A really divine combination. And in winter you bring the summer back by smearing it on a good slice of bread with butter.

tomato jam with cheese
Accompanied with cheese the tomato jam is also a great gift! Maybe with a bottle of french wine, too?

The jam is cooked without jelly sugar and is therefore thinner than normal jam. But depending on how long you cook the jam you can also reach a very good texture. It took me about 2 to 2,5 hours for that. But the jam has a lot less sugar and works without additives that elongate the shelf life. The jam really tastes like tomatoes (in a good way!) and isn’t just sweet. The texture is perfect after the long cooking time. It’s worth it (and simmering is no work really, right?)!

So if you’re in abundance of tomatoes or see good and cheap tomatoes on the market, grab some and give it a try!

Tomato Jam
One year ago: orecchiette with fava beans and herbs

Two years ago: quesadillas with zucchini and fresh corn

Three years ago: blackberry chocolate pie

Five years ago: plum galettes

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Martina says:

    Mein Mann hatte mir mal eine Marmelade aus grünen Tomaten irgendwo gekauft, die war soooo lecker! Herzhaft, aber auch süß. Perfekt für Käse.
    Seit dem suche ich nach der perfekten Tomaten-Marmelade. Deine klingt sehr verlockend!


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