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Savory Tomato Jam

Savory Tomato Jam

Semi-sweet, semi-spicy with just a touch of jalapeño heat, this Savory Tomato Jam recipe is so easy to make. A perfect condiment.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Sauces, Dressings & Condiments
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup


  • 1 ½ pounds good ripe tomatoes peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped, or just stemmed and chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger or ½ teaspoon powder (I highly recommend fresh, store unused ginger in the freezer in pieces so you can take out what you need when you need it)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jalapeno stemmed, seeded and minced (remember to use gloves or use the wash hands touch your gum trick to make sure you don’t rub those hot oils into your eyes, nose or other sensitive places)


  • Combine all the ingredients in a heavy medium saucepan; bring to a boil; stir well. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture looks like a thick jam, about 1 hour or so. Taste, adjust seasonings. 
  • Cool the mixture slightly then put through the fine disk of your food mill. Put mixture back into the pot and simmer over low heat for another 15 minutes or so, until thick.
Keyword savory ketchup, summer tomato jam, tomato jam
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