How to make homemade tomato jam
Tomato jam is one of the most delicious and unusual jams at the same time. Normally people make fruit jams, such as strawberry, plum, etc., and we forget that vegetables can also make spectacular desserts. If you bought more tomatoes than you can count and do not know what to do with them, make a magnificent jam. In this OneHowTo article we show you how to make homemade tomato jam easily and economically.
The first thing you must do before preparing tomato jam is peel and chop all the tomatoes. If you find peeling the tomatoes difficult, we recommend that you were a cross in the base, put them in water to boil for a few seconds. Now it's sure you will not have any trouble removing the skin.
Once peeled and sliced, weigh the tomatoes to balance the amount of sugar. To make tomato jam you need to calculate the sugar depending on the weight of the tomatoes. For every kilo of tomatoes you will need half a kilo of sugar. So, if you now have 450g tomatoes, you will need 225g of sugar.
Add the chopped tomatoes, sugar and lemon juice to a pan and leave for 2 or 3 hours. Thus all the ingredients will begin to mix and will dissolve easier over the heat. With this jam you can make different and original tomato desserts, or prepare cracker snacks using a different jam to the fruit jam you normally use.
Once the two to three hours has passed, put the pan to simmer and stir the mixture constantly with a wooden spoon or other utensil, until it forms a consistent homogeneous mass. Check the thickness by letting a few drops fall, if it is still liquid it needs more time, if instead the drops fall slowly and stick together the tomato jam is ready. It needs approximately 45 minutes.
Take the jam off the heat a few minutes before it reaches the appropriate thickness as it will become more compact and consistent as it cools. To check the thickness of the jam, take a tablespoon of jam and place it in the fridge. Once it cools, you will know its consistency. Put the tomato jam in sterilized airtight jars so it does not spoil and keeps until you need it. You see, making tomato jam is very simple and does not require difficult or expensive to find ingredients. Test this recipe and make desserts prepared with tomato, snacks or different breakfasts.
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