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Tomato Citrus Jam

Tomato Citrus Jam

This is a tomato condiment to crave. With cinnamon and orange zest to give it acidity and depth of flavor, this tomato spread is perfect on sandwiches.
By Sherron Watson

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This is a tomato jam to crave. I added cinnamon, orange zest and orange pulp. The orange added a unique citrus flavor profile. I used the tomato jam as a condiment to our grilled cheese sandwiches. The pictures show our favorite, open faced grilled cheese sandwiches.

I found the longer it sat in the refrigerator the more developed the jam became. Although, it did not last that long because I could not stop eating it, maybe four or five days.

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Tomato Citrus Jam


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  • Author: Sherron Watson
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

Description

This is a tomato condiment to crave. With cinnamon and orange zest to give it acidity and depth of flavor, this tomato spread is perfect on sandwiches.


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 pounds ripe Roma tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 8)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 orange, pulp and juice only
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. To remove the skin from the tomatoes, bring a pot of water to a boil. Cut an X on the top of each tomato and add to boiling water. After one minute, remove and let cool for a minute or two. The skin should peel easily in your hands. Cut tomatoes into medium sized pieces.
  2. Add the tomatoes and remaining ingredients to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stirring often to prevent jam from burning. Once jam has boiled for one minute, reduce heat to a simmer and let jam thicken. Again, stir it every once in a while. The jam should take about an hour to reduce and thicken up.
  3. Remove from heat, taste and adjust seasonings. Store in refrigerator. Good for two weeks.
  • Category: Condiment

 


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