TOMATO CHILE LIME JAM

By • November 9, 2011 • 7 Comments



Author Notes: It's November and I'm still canning! This is the last, absolutely last thing that I am going to can this fall. We've had a week of warm, well, sorta warm days and I picked the dregs of my tomatoes that were left on the vine: Romas, Black Russians, Golden Cherry, and a few I don't remember the names. I picked some green ones too. My lime tree is starting to produce a lot of limes. So this is the resulting jam that is sweet, sour, savory with little confetti like green specks throughout . I used the chile sparingly but if you can stand the heat, add more. dymnyno

Makes 4 cups

  • 4 pounds tomatoes, stemmed and medium chopped
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 large lime, cut into very thin slices and then cut into confetti sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon(ground)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves(ground)
  1. Put all the ingredients into a large pot and bring to a rolling boil for 2 minutes. Then, reduce to a simmer and cook until the mixture thickens to a good jam consistency. This can take a few hours,or more, but be patient. Just stir every once in a while to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  2. This recipe makes about 4 cups (2 pints). Process in a water bath for about 15 minutes. Cool and check the seals.
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over 2 years ago woody

Wow, this is fantastic and I want to use my local tomatoes to make this great jam .

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almost 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I love to make tomato jam, and how funny - I was just at the farmer's market to see if there were any last tomatoes I could make some jam from. Sadly, none that I wanted. I've never put lime in mine, and love your idea, so next year this is definitely on the list to make!! It really looks like a great recipe. Separately, I've gotta figure out why my lime tree hasn't yielded any fruit for 2 years in a row now...sigh.

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almost 3 years ago Bevi

I am so jealous that my fresh tomato supply is gone. I might try this with store-bought just because it sounds so good. I thought I did my last canning yesterday, but apparently not....

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

I thought I was done canning now too - until this popped up on my screen. I don't grow limes but am flooded with Meyer lemons. Will try pronto. Wish I had some of your snazzy Italian glass jars...

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almost 3 years ago dymnyno

I think subbing Meyer lemons would work great. Would be a little sweeter, but it would be a great flavor. Don't forget the red pepper flakes...the small amount add to the flavor and won't be too spicy for Larry.

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Sounds DIVINE!! where was this recipe when & had a bushel of tomatoes at home & was going crazy trying to use em up!! I HAVE to try this .. no excuses, I have all the ingredients sitting in the kitchen!

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Sounds DIVINE!! where was this recipe when & had a bushel of tomatoes at home & was going crazy trying to use em up!! I HAVE to try this .. no excuses, I have all the ingredients sitting in the kitchen!