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    Tomato-Basil Jam

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Iron Bloomers's Note:

    From a BH&G canning cookbook. Serve this on warm crusty bread as appetizer or as a go-along with salad or soup.

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    • 2 1/2 lbs fully ripe tomatoes (about 5 large)
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 (2 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin (for lower sugar recipes)
    • 2 3/4 cups sugar


    1. 1
      Wash tomatoes; remove peel, stem ends, cores and seeds.
    2. 2
      Finely chop tomatoes. Measure 3 1/2 cups.
    3. 3
      Place tomatoes in 6-quart kettle and heat to boiling; reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Measure again--3 1/2 cups and return to pan.
    5. 5
      Add lemon juice and basil.
    6. 6
      Combine 1/4 cup of the sugar with the pectin; stir into tomatoes.
    7. 7
      Heat to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
    8. 8
      Stir in the remaining 2 3/4 cups sugar; return to a full rolling boil.
    9. 9
      Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
    10. 10
      Remove from heat and skim foam with a metal spoon.
    11. 11
      ladle into hot, sterile jars, leave 1/4 in head space; wipe rim, adjust lids and process in boiling water bath 5 minutes.
    12. 12
      Cool on wire racks.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 28, 2002


      This is a fabulous concoction. Try it on meatloaf, alongside a steak, with pork, or even on lunchmeat sandwiches!

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    • on August 26, 2011

      Ya got me good with this one. Made the first batch with Roma tomatoes given to me by a neighbor and a second batch with an assortment of heirloom tomatoes given to me by yet another neighbor. Both were equally delicious. Hope to make more to cover what I've already gobbled up. I used basil from a tube of Gourmet Garden Basil Herb Blend as my fresh had suffered during the recent rain storms. It worked just great. Thanks for sharing this great go-with-anything condiment.

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    • on August 05, 2011


      This jam is especially good and is easy to make! I think it makes an excellent accompaniment to poultry/fish/pork, any bread or omelette/quiche/frittata. I accidentally added 1/3c. of lemon juice instead of 1/4c. and it still turned out great. I used petite jelly jars (4oz) and got 9 full jars. For my needs, I knew I would only require condiment size servings per meal so I opted for the smaller jars which should serve 4-6. Very flavorful and a little goes a long way!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tomato-Basil Jam

    Serving Size: 1 (1861 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 495.8
    Calories from Fat 4
    Total Fat 0.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 32.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 127.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    Sugars 114.5 g
    Protein 1.9 g

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