Tomato Jelly

Recipe by Dienia B.

Can make spicy or hot or plain. They didn't say how much this made. This is just using the juice of tomatoes; must cook them to get to this point.

Top Review by LVTjessi

Finally someone who knows the difference between a jam and jelly! Thank you. I don't see how long the jars should be processed.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups tomato juice, strained
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 3 ounces pectin
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, optional for hot, can add more to taste
  • 12 teaspoon clove, optional for spicy, add cinnamon and cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)


  1. Boil toomato juice if making spicy; you can add the spices in a boil bag or use ground.
  2. Add lemon juice and fine zest.
  3. Stir in pectin.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in sugar until dissolve.
  6. Bring to a rolling boil; boil 4 minutes.
  7. If making hot jelly add Tabasco now.
  8. Let stand a minute; skim.
  9. Pour into jars.

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