Green Tomato Jam

This green tomato jam is sweet but has a nice tang from the tomatoes and subtle heat from the ginger. You will love the citrus undertones! This tastes delicious on a cheese board or over cream cheese on a bagel. Or try on a grilled cheese sandwich or a burger—yum!

Green Tomato Jam
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Cool Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
5 cups


  • 3 pounds green tomatoes, cored and cut into chunks

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger

  • 3 ¾ cups white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Pulse tomatoes and ginger in the bowl of a food processor until finely chopped, in 3 to 4 batches, pulsing about 15 times; scrape down sides as needed. Place finely chopped tomatoes and ginger in a large Dutch oven.

  2. Stir in sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, orange juice, lemon zest, orange zest, and salt until thoroughly combined. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low (mixture should hold a steady low boil) and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches a temperature of 215 degrees F to 220 degrees F (101 to 105 degrees C), 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  3. Remove jam from heat and stir in remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Let cool for 3 hours before serving or canning.

Cook's Notes:

Jam may be processed in a canner for 10 minutes and stored in a cool dark place up to 1 year.

The fresh ginger can be swapped for a teaspoon of ground ginger.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Potassium 74mg 2%

* 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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