Tomato-Basil Jam

Ann McCue


Found this recipe in the Ultimate Italian magazine. In the pic I put it over baked crostini and goat cheese. It is quite yummy. It would be good on warm focaccia or with grilled cheese or other sandwiches.

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makes 5 or 6 half pints. I made 12 1/2 cup jars.


45 Min


15 Min


4 1/2 c
blanched, peeled, seeded and finely chopped ripe tomatoes (about 4 1/2 lbs)
1/4 c
snipped fresh basil
1/4 c
bottled lemon juice
1/4 tsp
3 c
1.75- ounce package powdered fruit pectin for lower sugar recipes

Directions Step-By-Step

In a 6 or 8 quart kettle or pot, bring tomatoes to boiling over med. heat, stirring frequently. reduce heat. Simmer covered for 10 minutes. Stir basil, lemon juice and salt into the tomatoes. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the sugar with the pectin. Stir sugar mixture into tomato mixture. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Stir in the remaining 2 3/4 cups sugar. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, skim off foam with metal spoon.
Ladle into hot,sterilized half-pint or smaller jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Process in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes. Remove jars, cool on wire racks

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