Friday, June 24, 2011

Tamatoe Jam




  • 1 kilo tomatoes 
  • 1 kilo  sugar; ( I used a little less)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract;
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice;
  • 3/4 cup apple juice

  • Put tamotoes in boiling water for awhile. Remove and peel and core the tomatoes. Cut in small junks




  • Combine sugar and tamatoes in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often.


  • Add the vanilla extract, lemon juice, and apple juice. Stir. 


  • Uncover and gently boil the mixture for about two hours over low heat. Stir occasionally for the first 90 minutes. Stir frequently for the last 30 minutes to keep the jam from burning.



  • The volume of the jam will reduce by half. It will darken in color and the tomato chunks will shrink. The jam is finished if it is syrupy when a little is placed on a cold plate. 

    Talula and Kitsykat



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