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A small glass jar of homemade tomato jam with whole red tomatoes on a gray cloth in the background, on a brown wood surface with a metal jar lid to the right of the frame.

Homemade Tomato Jam

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


Keep the flavor of summer alive with homemade sweet and savory tomato jam. This condiment will become a favorite at every meal.




  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, and blanch the tomatoes a few at a time, until the peels loosen (about 1 minute). Transfer immediately to an ice bath to cool, and peel carefully. Remove the cores and dice.
  2. Place the diced tomatoes in a large saucepan with the rest of the ingredients, and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce the temperature to medium, keeping a slow simmer going.
  3. Cook for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally and adjusting the heat as needed, until the mixture is thick and syrupy. Remove from the heat and transfer to another container to cool.
  4. Serve at room temperature, or store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days.


Adapted from Herbivoracious by Michael Natkin.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Category: Jam
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Condiments

Keywords: tomato jam, tomato, basil, summer