Simple green tomato jam made with unripe green tomatoes, sugar and lemon juice on the stove top. You can either store it in the refrigerator or can it to preserve. This makes (2) 1 pint jars of green tomato jam.
Green Tomato Jam Recipe
I love this tomato jam so much! It’s sweet. It smells so good. It brings me Summer time joy spreading it on toast in the morning, especially in the Winter when I open up a jar I canned.
Green tomatoes don’t get enough love I think. They are so versatile and can be used in similar ways that red tomatoes are used. I make green tomato sauce (for spaghetti), green tomato pie (tastes like apple pie), green tomato soup and so many more green tomato recipes.
This green tomato jam can be stored in the refrigerator, or canned to make it last all year. Spread it on toast or a grilled cheese sandwich, add to cheese and crackers or just use a spoon – I hope you try it! And if you’re looking for more simple jam recipes try my reader favorite 1 Pint Blueberry Jam and Homemade Apricot Jam too!
- Green Tomatoes, about 6-7 large tomatoes
- White Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Dried Rosemary, the taste is not overwhelming, but it adds something special so please include it!
- Lemon Juice
How to Make Tomato Jam
Cut tomatoes into eighths or quarters, this will be easier for the food processor.
Pulse them in the food processor until a chunky puree forms.
Add the green tomatoes into a medium/large pot, along with white sugar, brown sugar, salt, rosemary and lemon juice.
Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, stirring often until a thick jam forms. This takes anywhere from 35-45 minutes. Just make sure to stir it to prevent the bottom from burning.
Carefully (it’s hot!) pour into mason jars and let the jars sit on your counter for 1 hour to cool.
Place in the refrigerator where it will stay good for 1 month, or can them to preserve for later (directions below).
How to Serve Tomato Jam
- Serve on toast or a thick piece of crockpot bread.
- Serve on scones for breakfast, brunch or afternoon snack.
- I love it on fancy crackers with slices of cheese.
- Add to grilled cheese sandwiches, along with slices of fresh roma tomatoes.
Can I Can This Tomato Jam?
Yes, you can can this tomato jam. Process it for 10 minutes and store jars in a cool dark place up to 1 year. After opening, keep in the refrigerator.
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Green Tomato Jam (Refrigerator or Canning)Print
- 3-4 pounds green tomatoes about 6-7 tomatoes
- 3 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- Cut tomatoes up into quarters as it will be easier to pulse this way.
- Place green tomatoes in a food processor or blender, pulsing them until you have a rough puree. Depending on size of food processor, you might need to do this in batches. If you don’t have a food processor you can chop them with a knife but know the jam will be more chunky.
- Place the green tomatoes in a large pot, along with white sugar, brown sugar, salt, dried rosemary and lemon juice.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer until a thick jam forms. This takes around 35-40 minutes and you should be stirring it regularly to prevent it from burning on the bottom.
- Carefully pour jam into mason jars and place on the counter to cool for 1 hour.
- Place in the refrigerator where it will stay good for 1 month. If you are canning them, process them for 10 minutes, allow to cool and then store in a cool dark cabinet for up to 1 year.