Spiced Tomato Jam


Combine all ingredients in a heavy medium saucepan, Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often.

Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture has consistency of thick jam, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, then cool and refrigerate until ready to use; this will keep at least a week. Delicious on burgers, chicken, cheese or eggs!


  • 1 1/2 lbs. ripe tomatoes cored and coarsely chopped (do NOT peel or remove seeds)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh grated or minced ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 jalapeño or other pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced, or red pepper flakes or cayenne to taste