This tomato jam easy canning recipe is savory, herbal, and rich. It is amazing when paired with meat, goat cheese, pasta, and salty snacks. Read on for the step by step tutorial to make your own tomato jam!
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This recipe is much more savory than it is sweet, and is one that if I were you, I’d can a double batch of NOW, in tiny jars like these
4-ounce jars from Ball and set them aside and gift them during the holidays. You can preserve much faster using a steam canner like this Victorio brand version.
If you haven’t read my post about why you should be using these time-saving canners, read this post here.
But the main idea is that these pots are ready to can in 5 minutes, while a traditional water bath canning pot takes about 30 minutes to be ready. They also make canning a subsequent batch instantaneous, while waiting for a traditional water bath pot to come back up to boil for batch #2 takes an additional 20-30 minutes. They save so much time, and I warmly recommend them.
Tomato jam easy canning recipe!
The recipe calls for Roma tomatoes, which are typically denser and thus cook into a thicker sauce a bit faster. You can use whatever tomato you have on hand, however, and this is a great recipe to use a variety if that is what you have.
Here’s the recipe, with BOTH traditional water bath and steam canning instructions, and you can download it here!
How to enjoy this tomato jam easy canning recipe
This is is more of a condiment than a jam. I love it with
- goat cheese on top of pasta
- on an everything bagel with cream cheese
- to replace fresh tomatoes when it is winter/out of season
Don’t think “jam”- think “sauce” and you’ll find so many uses for this savory pantry staple! These fried risotto balls are dressed with the tomato jam and they were divine. The sky is the limit!
Download the recipe & tutorial for free here!
I had the great pleasure of demonstrating this recipe LIVE at an amazing event hosted by my friend, Mary, at her pastured-everything ranch. She hosted a retreat at Five Mary’s Farms of nearly 20 women a few days ago and we canned SIX batches of tomato jam, plus a few batches of raspberry jam and cherry jam for good measure. I showed them the difference between water bath and steam canning, and it was really fun to see how each compared side by side on the stove.
Desere Rebelo says
Thank you for the tamato jam recipe. Where can I buy the pot to sterilise my glass jars in.
Jenny Gomes says
Any pot will do- I like Amazon!
Jenny Gomes says
Desere I use a plain pot that I use to boil pasta or artichokes- you can get one at any home store or on Amazon. In my free Canning Basics Course on http://www.startcanning.com I share a resource page with links to all the equipment I recommend. You should check it out!