The perfect tomato jam

March 13, 2017
The perfect tomato jam recipe

The perfect tomato jam really lives up to its name. This fuss-free condiment is easy to make and a delicious accompaniment to almost any dish! 

The perfect tomato jam

Serves: Makes 750ml
Cooking Time: 45 mins


  • 1,2kg mixed medium tomatoes
  • 900g white sugar
  • 10ml (2 tsp) lemon juice
  • 2cm fresh ginger, sliced
  • a pinch of salt
  • 5ml (1 tsp) butter



Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cut a cross at the base of each tomato and blanch in the boiling water for 1 minute. Refresh in ice water and remove the skins.


Place the tomatoes in a 5L ice-cream container and add the sugar, lemon juice, ginger, salt and butter. Stir lightly until the sugar is wet and place in the microwave on 100% power for 35 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes.


Bottle the warm jam in sterilised jars.

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