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Green tomato jam with apples

Author: Petro


  • 4 lbs Green tomatoes
  • 4 lbs Apples I used red but green work just as great
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Lemons
  • 4 lbs sugar if apples are really sweet, cut sugar in half


  • Cut tomatoes into smaller pieces and make a green tomato puree using a blender. Add tomatoes little by little. 
  • If your tomatoes have seeds and rough peel, strain the puree through a sieve (mine were perfect, no seeds and soft peel so I didn't need to strain).
  • Pour the tomato juice into a roomy saucepan bring to a boil. Turn the heat on low and simmer until you get left with half the juice.
  • Pour sugar and continue simmering until you get a medium thick syrup
  • Meanwhile dice the apples. Alternatively you could grate the apples or pass them through a blender if you want your jam to have a smoother texture or you don't like to feel apple chunks in your jam. This method will also help you spread the jam easier on toast.
  • Grate the lemon, set it aside and squeeze the lemon juice out.
  • Sprinkle the lemon juice on the apples. This will prevent the apples from browning until the tomato syrup is done
  • When the tomato syrup is dense enough, add the apple cubes, the cinnamon sticks and the lemon zest
  • Keep simmering until all apple cubes get a glassy texture.