Monday, May 23, 2011

Sweet and Spicy Tomato Jam

This is a great condiment for sandwiches or even just toast.  It has a nice savory quality from the balsamic vinegar and garlic but the brown sugar and tomatoes balance it out very nicely.  I added some chili flakes for a little kick.


1 tbl olive oil
1 lb roma tomatoes, cut into large chunks
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 medium sized sweet onion, chopped
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 tbl salt
1 tsp chili flakes
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 packet of pectin

Heat a sauce pan to medium high. Add the oil and then add the onion and garlic.  Once that has cooked for about 3-4 minutes and is starting to brown a little add the tomatoes, salt, black pepper, chili flakes, and white sugar.  Once that has cooked down a bit add the brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and water.  Bring to a simmer.  Once it simmers for about 5 minutes and it has all come together add the pectin while constantly stirring.  When it has thickened move to a clean mason jar and let cool in refrigerator.  If the mixture is too thick add a little more water before you place in jar.

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