Yes, yes, I know tomatoes and jam is an oxymoron, but when I spotted a recipe for tomato jam that included chocolate, I was hooked. After all, I had tasted and enjoyed tomato sorbet which is another sweet treatment for my favorite garden edible, so I was willing to give jam a try. To clinch the matter, the recipe called for 5 pounds of tomatoes which would put a dent in my accumulated stores on my kitchen counter.
The recipe that I found called for black brandywine tomatoes. I did not grow that variety this year, so just used the various varieties that I had on hand.
An immersion blender is the easiest and fastest way to create a smooth consistency before you start to cook them in a dutch oven on the stovetop. And it saves considerably on cleanup. If you don’t have one, you could easily use a blender or food processor, but put an immersion blender on your Christmas list as it will make your cooking life sooo much easier.
I used my jam on freshly fried corn fritters and it was delicious! I want to try a big dollop on a brie wheel for the ultimate appetizer.
One Reply to “All Jammed Up! Creating Savory Tomato Jam From Heirlooms”
Sounds and looks delicious and would certainly clear off the kitchen counter of that pile of tomatoes we periodically run up against.