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Spicy Cayenne Tomato Jam

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"This tomato jam has a sweet and spicy kick that goes great with meats and cheeses. Serve it up with grilled chicken and pork or slather over some crusty baguette with ricotta cheese. Enjoy!"
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4 h 20 m servings 52
Original recipe yields 32 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Combine tomatoes, apple, sugar, onion, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne in a large pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until dark and syrupy, about 2 hours 30 minutes. Continue simmering until mixture thickens to a jam-like consistency, about 30 minutes more.
  2. Remove jam from heat and cool to room temperature, 1 to 2 hours. Transfer to lidded containers and refrigerate.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Add more cayenne if necessary to reach desired spice level.
  • Jam will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator or you can process for long-term storage.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 52 calories; 0.1 12.9 0.6 0 79 Full nutrition

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After cooking 2 1/2 hours I ran the jam through a chinois to remove the seeds. Then returned the jam to the pot and thickened for 30 minutes. The result is a silky smooth texture. I ended up wit...

The Spicy Tomato Jam recipe turned out really well! I added fresh ginger which I peeled and grated finely! The recipe is foolproof and my family absolutely loves the jam as a condiment on sandw...

I had a combination of yellow and red tomatoes and thought this jam would be perfect to use up the last of our harvest. Although this jam did have a nice balance of sweetness and acidity and w...

Cooked longer than directed to thicken