Tomato Balsamic Jam

By • June 18, 2011 • 38 Comments



Author Notes: I made this as part of an entry into the aioli contest and decided to enter this as a recipe unto itself. I have been making it for years using with eggs primarily but its also a wonderful addition to sandwiches, or main dishes. Super simple to make and very versatile. Store in the refrigerator.sdebrango

Serves 4-6

  • 2 cups Fresh red cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 Shallot diced
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive Oil to coat pan
  1. Coat your fry pan with olive oil, heat should be med/high. Add shallots and saute until translucent, add tomato,salt and pepper to taste and cook until tomato starts to caramelize but there should still be some of the juices from the tomato you don't want it too dry. Add the balsamic vinegar and continue to cook stirring frequently for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

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Ashley

2 months ago Ashley Marie

Very delicious! Thanks so much for this recipe!

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2 months ago sdebrango

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Thank you very much, so happy you liked.

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almost 3 years ago EmilyC

I somehow missed your recipe the first time around. This looks so delicious and versatile...hope to try this soon!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much, If you try it I hope you let me know if you like.

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

This is just lovely! and so wonderfully summer..

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much tomato anything just screams summer!

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

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O yay! So glad to see this here!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much, one of my favorite condiments.

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

I missed this the first time...saved, to make after the red pepper jam :)

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks lapadia, the red pepper jam is the best. I hope you like the tomato jam.

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almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

I like Megan's comment--this would be good as an alternative to ketchup!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks Lori, I use it on almost anything that I use tomato on.

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about 3 years ago meganvt01

Wow - I'd like to have this in lieu of ketchup on a really good grilled hot dog. Nice!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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I never thought of using instead of ketchup, it would be really good. Thank you!

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about 3 years ago wssmom

This is going on the bread that's rising right now .... thanks for posting, and thanks, boulangere, for noodging her to do it!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you. I hope you enjoy.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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I just knew you'd get a great response to this beautiful concoction.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks I had no idea thank you for suggesting I do submit. It's almost too simple I thought to submit but why not!!!Thanks again for gently nudging me to do this.

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about 3 years ago TheFriendlyFoodieGirl

I can't wait to grab some tomatoes from the farmers market so I can try this! I love love love finding new recipes to use balsamic vinegar!!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Me too, I can't wait until the really wonderful heirloom tomato's hit the market. Balsamic and tomato are like a marriage made in heaven I think. If you do make this please let me know how you like it. Thank you so much.

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almost 3 years ago creamtea

This reminds me of Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: "I just *love* finding new places to wear diamonds"

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Ha! great analogy creamtea!! Love that movie.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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YAY!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you!

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about 3 years ago drbabs

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Love.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks so much!

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about 3 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

Sounds absoletly decadent to me. Slather that tasty am on toasted artisinal bread and I'm in heaven!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Me too, I am Italian so tomato is my middle name, not really but it might as well be. Thank you so much!

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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LOVE tomato jams, and happen to have a colander full STILL ...

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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I wish there were really good tomato's here, its still too early. I can't wait for the heirlooms to come out. Going to attemp to learn to can bought the jars now have to get over my phobia about it. Lucky you having good tomato's. Thanks so much.

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Savory jam, yum!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks yes love sweets but a savory jam is so good also.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you!!! I never would have thought to do this. It is really so simple and so delicious. I'm all about simple. LOL!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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Love your swimming-pool-colored background. Very evocative of the summerness of all this.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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Oh, and please think about posting this to the picnic contest.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thats a great idea, thank you. I could do that have to think how I would do it. May have some idea's thanks again.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Its my mosaic table in my backyard. I have a kiddie pool for the dogs. LOL!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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Just came home with a precious bag of early season tomatoes from my favorite market. They have this written all over them. Beautiful, and thank you.