Spicy Cayenne Tomato Jam


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!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
4 cups


  • 4 pounds tomatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped

  • 1 cup raw sugar

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or more to taste


  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
0g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 176mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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