Small-Batch Basil and Cherry Tomato Freezer Jam


A great sweet and savory way to use up any extra cherry tomatoes you might have! Tastes great on crackers with either goat cheese or cream cheese! This makes about a pint and a half of jam when all is said and done.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
1 1/2 pints


  • 2 ½ pounds cherry tomatoes, halved and stems removed

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh basil

  • ½ cup finely chopped sweet onion

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Inspect 2 pint jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until jam is ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

  2. Combine tomatoes, sugar, basil, onion, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, coriander, and cumin in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced by half, 2 to 3 hours. Remove from heat.

  4. Divide jam between jars. Allow to cool slightly before covering with lids. Refrigerate jam for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 4 months.

Cook's Notes:

The amount of sugar should be adjusted depending how sweet your tomatoes are. Simmering time may vary depending upon the moisture content within your particular tomatoes.

If a smoother jam is required, puree the mixture before placing it into jars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

46 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 121mg 3%

* 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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