Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam: Ball Canning and Food in Jars Giveaway

A sticky tomato jam recipe, equal parts honey-sweetened and pepper-spiced for a bit of kick.
Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

The word bustling doesn’t accurately describe the state of the farmers markets this time of year. As soon as the blushing apples and ginger-kissed pumpkins start appearing on the tables of the individual stalls the energy level in the already active space seems to be notched up to eleven. The vendors have bushels and boxes for sale, selling off the last of summer’s goodness and the bounty that cooler temps has brought.

Zucchini and acorn squash live side by side; watermelons and pumpkins share space on overflowing card tables; green beans, garlic, and golden potatoes hold court amidst the lively rows.

And tomatoes.

This time of year on any given Saturday you’ll find a pot of tomatoes simmering on my stove, trying desperately to wrap up the flavors and colors—the bright reds and yellows, orange- and green-stripes—and store it, to be unleashed midwinter when the ground is covered with white and the sky seems to be permanently rendered a dismal shade of grey.
Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com
Though I love jars for desserts and smoothies and storage and more, I don’t do well with large batches of jam or pickles. Small batches or three or four jars to hide for a rainy day are much more my style. Turning a few peaches into yogurt toppings for those months where my skin can barely recall warming rays of sunshine and the soft fuzz of the sun-warmed fruit is just what I need to make it through winter to the next growing season.

Marisa’s site Food in Jars gave life to an equally lovely cookbook, making her collection of recipes available in full color at my fingertips for every season with small batches to preserve just enough for you to eat and maybe share a jar or two with a lucky friend or deserving relative. It quickly became my most-used canning cookbook, which sustains me from the heavy harvest of autumn through the citrus-kissed winter into a just sprung spring and during summer with recipes to capture to the flavor of each season.

Canning need not be daunting, and small batches are the way to start, in my opinion. They are quick and easy, and they don’t leave you with that overwhelmed feeling of “what have I gotten myself into?” as you stand in the kitchen surrounded by more produce than you could consume in four months at three meals a day. Ball, the leader in canning here in the United States, has a delightful kit to get you started as well, making the transfer of glass from water to counter a seamless process and funnels to keep all those cooked liquids headed in the right direction.
Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com
Tomato jam has been on my to-do list for a while, a sticky sweet mess for pairing with tangy, rind-encased soft cheeses and spreading onto hamburgers where I generally don’t allow ketchup to go. It is as the main sweetener, but with a bit of turbinado sugar to help with the setting of this jam and add a touch of caramel flavor to the mix. The red pepper flakes add a bit of kick and lingering heat, which helps balance the sweet and gives this jam a broad range of uses.

::Try these with 4-ounce jars to tuck into care packages and gift baskets.
::Use tomato jam on toast, with soft cheese, spread on sandwiches, over meatloaf, or as a ketchup substitute for fries or whatever else you pour ketchup on.

5 pounds cored tomatoes, finely chopped
2 cups honey
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
8 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon red chili pepper flakes
2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Combine the tomatoes, honey, sugar, lime juice, red chili flakes, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and the cloves in a non-reactive pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reduces and becomes a jam consistency (sticky and thick), about 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on the type of tomato and the size of the pot you use.

When the jam is close to the desired consistency, prepare 4 pint jars, rings, and lids (or eight 8-ounce jars) by boiling them for 10 minutes to sterilize. Remove from the water to a dry towel.

When the jam is cooked, remove from the heat and fill the jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe the rims, apply the lids, and twist on the rings. Process the jars in boiling water bath for 20 minutes.

Remove the jars from the water bath to a clean, dry towel. When they are cool enough to handle, test the seals. Any unsealed jars can be moved to the refrigerator and consumed now. Sealed jars can be stored in a dark, cool place for up to one year.

*recipe adapted from the inimitable Marisa McClellan

Makes 4 pint-sized jars of jam
Copyright © Food for My Family.

Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com
I’m giving away a Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit, which includes a coupon for a free case of jars and some wonderful tools to make canning easy; and Food in Jars by Marisa McClellan. Simply leave a comment below to be entered to win.

This is a wonderful way to start preserving the seasons in your home on a smaller scale. It is perfect for the farmers market shoppers wanting to bring those last bits of produce of the harvest into their home.

I will randomly draw a name Thursday, September 26th at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Ball has provided the Ball Canning Kit, and the cookbook is graciously provided by Running Press. Opinions, words, drivel, and everything else here is mine and mine alone.

Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com


  1. Christine T says:

    I would love to learn how to can things!

  2. I need to can more than just tomatoes and preserves! Love this.

  3. Although I already can, I would love to win all that swag!! Plus that bucket thing to get all your jars out at once is amazing looking.

  4. Wow…love it. i have to start canning..:)

  5. Tomato jam – can’t say I ever would have thought of that! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  6. Great recipe! I love canning with my Mom!

  7. What a great give=away! Last year I made tomato jam with no-so-nice-looking ones – turned out great. This year the crop was cut short with rain.

  8. this recipe looks really interesting

  9. Thanks for doing this giveaway. I want to learn how to can and this looks like a recipe that I can easily do.

  10. I’ve been wanting to learn to can, it seemed a bit overwhelming though. This would be a great way to start 🙂

  11. This jam looks delicious!

  12. I just started canning, and have only done spaghetti sauce. I want to learn to do fruit and jams and all kinds of stuff. This would really help – my husband is interested, too!

  13. I’d never heard of tomatoe jam. I don’t like raw tomatoes but this seems a great way to incorporate into my feeding habits.

  14. I love to preserve apple goodness come fall and I’m looking forward to our trip to the orchard in a few weeks.

  15. Michelle Malette says:

    My old canner rusted out!! This would be great. Looking forward to more of what the fall harvest has to offer us. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  16. I think small-batch canning is the way to go for me too.

  17. I LOVE canning jars. I am at the beginner stage when it comes to canning but now that we live in a place where we have an abundance of produce I am excited to be doing it more & more.

  18. Can’t wait to try your recipe, Shaina!! Have been looking for this one ever since I had some Tomato Jam that I bought at a Fall Fair two weeks ago – and your recipe looks/sounds exactly like it, just fantastically delicious on everything! But, need canning materials – so, would love to win your gift so I can get started right away while tomatoes are bountiful! Thank you, Shaina, Thank you – love Food For My Family and all your recipes!!

  19. I have tomatoes overflowing on my counter and this recipe would be the perfect way to use them up. Learning to can has been on my bucket list for a while.

  20. I would love to learn how to can. My parents did years ago and I miss those fresh canned tomatoes.

  21. Krista Sanderson says:

    I can jam and that’s about it! Would love to do more. Thank you

  22. I have always wanted to learn how to can food. Great giveaway!!

  23. Hi,
    Thanks for the giveaway. I would be really happy to win that book 🙂

  24. I would love to can this time of year, what a great giveaway!

  25. I think that a homemade food item is the best holiday gift. I’d love to win this to get a head start.

  26. I love the canning book…I have checked it out many times from the library, but never actually canned anything. I would love the kit to help me get started. The tomato jam looks so delicious.

  27. Would love to give canning a try.

  28. Looks like a great recipe. I’m putting it on my list!

  29. The jam looks delicious!

  30. Wld love these items. I’m just getting into preserving.

  31. This just sounds so good and like the perfect fall comfort food!

  32. I need to learn to can. This looks so good, I’ve never had anything like it!

  33. Small batch canning sounds great and more my style.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  34. Chrissie T. says:

    This looks like such a great way to get started canning on a smaller scale, I love it. Thanks for the chance to win. Your tomato jam looks great too!

  35. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Your tomato jam looks wonderful! Though my grandmothers canned, the art skipped my mother’s generation—and mine, too, unless I start. I would love to.

  36. Susan Broughton says:

    I really love these unusual jam recipes! Your tomato jam is one I want to try! sbroughton61@yahoo.com

  37. would love to win this!

  38. I Love the spicy kick!! This sounds awesome!

  39. wow what a great giveasway, I would love to win this

  40. My stomach is growling looking at your beautiful pictures!

  41. I would love to win this, I have wanted to learn to can but can’t force myself to make the investment in case I totally screw it up!

  42. Thank you very much, because your writing has provided a way out that is needed by everyone. And must be applied in daily life lived by everyone.

  43. OK, it’s a given that the jam looks awesome, but that big wedge of oozy stinky cheese next to it? Me want.

  44. would LOVE this !!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Love the tomato jam recipe. Will have to try it out. Great stuff!

  46. Oh this is a fabulous giveaway! I have lots of berries and tomatoes to be canned.

  47. I have my mother-in-law’s canning pot, gathering dust on a garage shelf. Time to pull it down!

  48. Just getting back into canning after a 15 year hiatus. Sure could use this! My husband gave all my equipment away! 🙁

  49. Karen Krueger says:

    i am a self taught canner and would love to master canning with more than just the basic normal canning recipes. Experimenting new food recipes to can will be a total adventure for our family and friends as gifts. Thanks!!

  50. gorgeous as always!

  51. I’m new to canning and could really use some supplies. Your jam looks awesome, never thought to use my maters for that!

  52. just starting to feel better from doing dialysis for the past 6 months. so I always wanted to do some canning and some jams jellies. this will be a good way for me to get out of my depression and do something good like learning new things. I always wanted to do some jams and jellies and getting the kid ink it would be priceless. thank you

  53. That tomato jam is just divine. It’s fantastic with a divine, stinky cheese. Love!

  54. I made tomato jam for the first time this year. So good!

  55. I loved your other version of tomato jam – but with honey?! I bet it is divine. I can’t wait to try it out!! Thanks for the great recipes 🙂

  56. I just spent the weekend doing up tomatoes. Ended up with 20 quarts of salsa, 9 pints of salsa, 12 quarts of tomato juice and 8 quarts of stewed tomatoes. Also did 5.5 lbs of fresh green beans and 4 quarts of elderberry juice! have more to do this week, I love harvest time!

  57. I would love to win this prize!! I love canning and my Sister-in-law wants to get started with it. I would give her the discovery kit … and keep Food in Jars for myself.. shhhh 🙂

  58. I’d love to make that recipe, and your photographs are beautiful!

  59. Sherry Needham says:

    I just discovered tomato jam a few weeks ago and am addicted. I made once according to the recipe. Result was 8 wonderful 1/2 pints. Next time I used smoked tomatoes! YUMMM. Now i want to try this recipe! This is my favourite condiment!

  60. I’ve loved canning this season and, unlike last year, I don’t suck at it! Would love to give tomato jam a try next!

  61. That tomato jam looks amazing!!
    I am planning on canning a large amount of tomatoes in the coming weeks, and this recipe might be on the list of things to do 🙂

  62. I LOVE tomato jam, your version looks like something I need to try.

  63. We are kind of overrun with tomatoes around here, so I’m always keeping an eye out for new and interesting tomato recipes. I can’t say that I’ve ever had tomato jam before…seems kind of like a sweeter, flavoured paste…? Looks intriguing!

  64. Angela Baker says:

    Looking to cut the sugar so this recipe of my fav tomato jam is a must try!

  65. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  66. Sheena Neff says:

    Been trying to get my hands on a copy of that book since I took the borrowed copy back to the library! GREAT BOOK!!!!

  67. Oh I would be thrilled to win this. My mother canned and I would love to begin canning now for my own family. I’ve only canned apple butter last year and it was very rewarding. Thanks!

  68. Michelle Goulet says:

    I’m new to canning but I’m desperate to have some of these recipes in my pantry. <3

  69. Tomato jam is on my canning to-do list now. Looks great!

  70. I would love to win!

  71. This would be awesome!! I canned with my mother, but find it hard to get started on my own.

  72. Linda Shipman says:

    I made a couple of versions of tomato jam this year and we love it! I would love to own this cookbook! Thanks for the opportunity!

  73. I am new to canning and am excited to try my hand at apple butter this fall. I’ve made tomato jam before, but can’t wait to try out yur recipe.

  74. This is my second year I’ve made this jam, thanks to my daughter in-law. Love it!

  75. It would be such a blessing to win this for my family. Thanks for the opportunity!

  76. I’m in the learning process now. This would be a great help

  77. I really want this book! 🙂

  78. I attended one of Marisa’s presentations on preserving tomatoes and it was great – definitely recommended!

  79. Melody Metz says:

    I love the recipe for the tomato jam! I have never heard of tomato jam, but with all the tomatoes I have left this year, I will definitely be trying it! I am fairly new to canning, only a few years and would love some extra supplies !! Especially the book!!

  80. Linda Valdivia says:

    Yumm… I made tomato jam once years ago, and this has inspired me to make it again. I still have plenty of tomatoes left in the garden, and what a great way to use them.

  81. This looks amazing and I would love to have this book!

  82. Amy Schmelzer says:

    This looks like a fun recipe to try before my tomatoes are finished for the season.

  83. Jodi Monroy says:

    Id love to win a copy of this delicious book!

  84. Ooooo…That would be awesome…I have been educating myself about canning BUT because of fear…lol…I have only made refrig pickles and cowboy candy for the frig…If I win I think I might have to conquer my fear…Ha!

  85. The tomato jam sounds amazing. I have a basket full of tomatoes that I was planning to can today. That may just be my method. Thanks! Great Giveaway!!

  86. Love tomato jam and would love to win your book especially! 🙂

  87. Tanis Magusson says:

    hello, my family has been using Ball canning jars for many years, I still have some of my mothers and grandmothers jars.
    Thanks for the recipes, love them

  88. Earen Hummel says:

    I would love to give this to my son who wants to learn to can.

  89. Kelly Gumpert says:

    Looks lovely! I particularly like it with a grilled cheese. Perfect for cool weather!

  90. I’m staring about 20 pounds of tomatoes in the eye as I write this — I’d like them to all see the inside of a jar within the next few days. If anyone needs me, I’ll be in the kitchen… 🙂

  91. I love tomato preserves/jam, but you’ve taken it a step further by spicing it up! Thank you, thank you!!!
    Opens up a whole slew of goodies for serving tomato jam on/with. I used to always just put it on toast or pancakes….This brings it into the world of appetizers/finger foods as well as fitting in nicely with a nice “meaty” dinner….

  92. Laura Cardona says:

    Oh, the possibilities would be endless!

  93. Tomato jam is wonderful. It is on the list for this weekend! Can hardly wait for Saturday….there is just something so satisfying knowing that you not only grew the produce, but then canned it to be used by your loved ones all year long!

  94. Kristin Burnett Knight says:

    Gooey cheese, tangy tomato & crunchy bread?! Yowza! I would love to try this out with the help of a canning kit 🙂

  95. Have never tried tomato jam but it sounds good. Just finished canning applesauce, apple jelly, peach jam. Next up is venison stew for the pressure canner!

  96. Love the looks of your recipe–can’t wait to try it!

  97. I just took a picking and jam class and am ready to start canning next weekend. Interested in the idea of using honey instead of sugar as the sweetener. Thanks for posting!

  98. I have been skeptical about tomato jam, but keep seeing it more and more. Also, I wish there was a way to do low sugar, but then you just have tomato sauce.

  99. Kristine Champagne says:

    I have been passing on the joys of canning to my family and this would be a great starter get for any of them! I also think this recipe idea sounds Yummy!

  100. This looks awesome! Do we need to peel the tomatoes first?

  101. Fun, just discovering canning this year.

  102. Sandie Weinrauch says:

    I’m just beginning my adventure in putting up my own food. I’m loving very minute of it!!!!

  103. I have never tried tomato jam. It sounds good. I have been canning for 35 years, maybe I should make some!

  104. Looks delicious. Would love to try this!

  105. I just started canning this past weekend and I am in LOVE! I can’t wait to do more! What an amazing thing it is to preserve your own food ~ and knowing what’s in it.

  106. that jam looks delicious! I’ll have to try it sometime.

  107. I am just beginning to explore canning and preserving — this discovery kit would really help me on my journey! That Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam sounds spectacular — I will have to try it!

  108. I really like being able to preserve the vegetables and fruits from our garden to enjoy the rest of the year. Especially jam! Food in Jars sounds interesting, I would like to have a copy.

  109. I did a ton of canning this summer. Only last week had to quit due to foot surgery. So enjoying. I could do it all year long!

  110. Oh man, that tomato jam and cheese look AWESOME. I am starving right about now. I am itching to get a copy of Food in Jars. It’s such a good site. Good luck to everyone who is entering the contest!

  111. Jan Lockhart says:

    I learned about canning and preserving in my grandmother’s kitchen, but did very little for many years. I became a Master Gardener and met several women who didn’t have the foggiest idea of how to keep the beautiful foods they were harvesting from their gardens. I have been “teaching” small groups how to can, pickle, and preserve…they are loving it! I am, as well!! I can’t wait to try the tomato preserves.

  112. Food in Jars is my favorite canning book. I’ve borrowed it from the library several times, and seriously just need to get my own copy! 😉

  113. Forgot to add that i will be trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing

  114. Blessie Nelson says:

    I remember tasting my first tomato jam and I couldn’t believe how amazing it was with cheese! I am a beginner with canning. I have tried rudimentary methods with canning pickles before and honestly the shelf lives were very short. I hope this book and kit will help me improve my canning techniques and prolong the shelf lives of my canned foods! Thank you!

  115. This looks really yummy – I will definitely need to try it soon. Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway!

  116. The concept of tomato jam has not been something that I could wrap my mind around until reading your blog. Imagining it on some fresh bread with cheese sounds, well, wonderful. I’m going to have to try this!

  117. Wow what a fantastic giveaway. I gotta try that jam…looks yummy

  118. What a delicious recipe – I have so many tomatoes this is great!

  119. I do not find a form to fill out for the giveaway. Where is it>

  120. Nevermind my previous comment. I found the answer to my question.

  121. Etta Johnson says:

    That sounds like a great jam, im going to try it.Happy Canning!!!

  122. Susan Salzman says:

    I’ve been wanting to make jelly out of the loquats in my boyfriend’s yard. I love tomato jam and this sounds like a tasty variation.

  123. I hadn’t really thought about tomato jam as a good thing, but yours sure sounds good. I will have to try it.

  124. Looks pretty darn interesting!

  125. Tomato jam! By far the most popular jam I’ve ever made—definitely curious about the addition of cumin!

  126. Id love to win a copy of this book! I’ve been canning for a few years now and tend to go at it from a “stockpiling for the winter” standpoint. I’m always proud of my accomplishment. But, small batch canning just seems like it would be so enjoyable!

  127. I’ve never made tomato jam. It’s always interested me but I have no idea how I’d use it. I put ketchup on everything, so maybe this will turn out to be a grown up version?

  128. I have never tried tomato jam before. For sure intrigued by the idea of it.

  129. This is my first year canning. Very excited!

  130. My mother had made a tomato relish but I’ve never tried it and would love too.

  131. Laurie Sagerman says:

    I really Love your site. My Tomato Jam is cooking right now. I bought Marisas cookbook for my Daughter, and would Love one for myself~!!!!

  132. Please oh please oh please pick me!!!! 🙂 (Thanks!)

  133. laura mccolgan says:

    I saw you do a demonstration at Williams-Sonoma in Philadelphia and was hooked. Thank you

  134. I am looking to get into canning when it gets cold this year. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  135. emily walter says:

    never would have thought of making tomato jam. thanks

  136. I haven’t canned in years. This recipe is the one to get me back in the kitchen! Thanks so much – I can’t wait to make it!

  137. I’m a virgin canner but this looks like fun!

  138. Canning is one of my most favorite things to do in the kitchen! 🙂

  139. That jam sounds like it would make a delicious pizza sauce too for mini pizzas! Boy I can’t wait to make this.

  140. Colleen Morrissey says:

    Looks very yummy! I like food, in jars.

  141. I saw nn interview with Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty where he was stressing the importance of passing traditions like canning down to the younger generations. As popular as the show is, I wonder how many people see them canning in the episodes where they do it, and have no idea what or why they are doing it. Canning is the essence of self-sufficiency.

  142. I really want this book, plus it’s my bday this week!

  143. This would be great to give to my niece. She wants me to teach her to can.

  144. What a fantastic giveaway and recipe! I’ve only dipped my toe into canning and this would be a great incentive, especially having Marissa’s book, too. Pinning this recipe – it sounds wonderful. Thanks for offering this!

  145. This is such a lovely giveaway! I’ve been meaning to pick up the food in jars book for awhile now1 <3

  146. Lydia Wolfe says:

    I’ve only started canning this spring, and tomato jam is one of my favorites! I’m anxious to try the honey-sweetened version.

  147. The tomato jam recipe looks wonderful! I can always use more canning supplies and cookbooks!

  148. Alison Arsenault says:

    I enjoy canning & my canner has been used so much that it has developed a pin hole in the bottom so that I now need to replace it.

  149. Sherrie McMichael says:

    I love to can and I had to stop to check out this recipe and it’s now on my list of things to can tomorrow! I can’t wait to taste it!

  150. angela walters says:

    i hope to win!

  151. Always looking for a new an interesting spin on common ingredients–can’t wait to try this one!

  152. Glad to have found your blog!

  153. I am in heaven. I had this jam as a child and have searched for a recipe that comes close to my memory of its taste. What a wonderful treat for fall!Thanks for the chance to win the tools to jam a lot!

  154. it would be like christmas morning to win this.

  155. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  156. Deborah Murphy says:

    Still have some tomatoes to use up. Need to try this.

  157. Charles ,Walker says:

    I love sll things tomato . Always looking for new ways
    to put them up thanks for thr tomato jam recipe will try
    it tbis weekend

  158. TERESA HARRIS says:


  159. Can’t wait to try this jam. Just finished peach jalapeño. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  160. Kenneth Gue says:

    Would love to try this jam. Want the book badly 🙂

  161. I would love this to restart my canning! I so want to relearn and this would kit start it! I saw this on the Food in Jars page.

  162. I’ve been wanted to try canning for a long time, & this kit looks perfect!

  163. I love this recipe….I have an over-abundance of tomatoes from my garden (it’s the only thing that grew!) and now I know what I’m going to do with them all!

    Thank you 🙂

  164. Rita Kaufman says:

    Sounds good, think I will try this.

  165. Oooh delish sounding recipe – thanks for sharing. Here in New Zealand, summer is slowly creeping up on us and I can’t wait for the glut of tomatoes that will follow later in the year!

  166. My grandma use to can and I just acquired some Canning items and looking forward to getting the rest that I need to get started! So help me please carry on that tradition so my grandma can smile down from heaven! Thank you Joan

  167. I’ve re-discovered canning and have had a ball…and my Christmas Gift list has enjoyed it too! This recipe will be a good addition. Thanks!!

  168. Excited to find and read your blog!

  169. This is a wonderful giveaway. I am a novice and a scaredy cat. It would be great to win!

  170. Tessa Reeve says:

    Love the recipe, I will be trying this!

  171. marie-jose Schulz says:

    Just made this wonderful recipie and had it on BBQ chicken whow soooo goood.The tops of the sealers are just starting…..Will be awsome..going to make it again right now.Thank you will share have plenty of stuff growing yet in my little garden….Ps i used fresh chilli peppers

  172. marie-jose Schulz says:

    great recipie used fresh ing.

  173. I love tomato jam!

  174. Looks delicious! Thank you for the chance to win a great prize!

  175. Already dreaming about how wonderful this will taste on a sandwich!

  176. I would love to win this! I have always wanted to try canning. Thanks!

  177. I’m new to canning, and would love to have this book!!

  178. SueAnn Champion says:

    Tomato jam is something I have never heard of but with an extra 50 lbs of roma tomatoes from the market and still a good number ripening in my garden I needed some new ideas. Thank you for widening my eyes and feeding my taste buds with something g different.

  179. I canned fruit with my grandma as a little kid and would love to try again. Fingers crossed to win the Discovery kit!

  180. Never tried canning… this will be chance to learn this with the discovery kit and book <3 <3

  181. Steffini Dameron says:

    I have only been canning a little while and have made 3 things (cranapple butter, jalapeño jelly and raspberry jalapeño jelly) for Christmas for the last 2 tears as my Christmas gifts…. want to try something new this year and the book would be wonderful….. as well as the discovery kit… can always add to my “tools”!

  182. Stephanie Angulo says:

    this looks so so yummy!!!!!! thanks

  183. oh this looks so delicious, I’ve had my eye that book for a while now. love to give canned goods for gifts and this one looks like a winner!

  184. Oooooh yummmm. I love tomato jam, but this one looks spectacular!

  185. Jessica Hackman says:

    I would love to be “more grown-up” by learning how to seriously can – these tools would really help!

  186. Theresa Haynes says:

    Would love to get this great gift. Canning is the best way to feed the family.

  187. I am new to this website. I love it already and would be really pleased to get this canning gift. Thank you

  188. Always looking for new ideas for canning! Thanks for the opportunity!

  189. Looks wonderful!

  190. I’d love to receive a copy of the that book and begin my journey into the canning world!

  191. This looks wonderful! This jam would make lovely Christmas gifts.

  192. would love to win this. thanks. always looking for new ideas for canning.

  193. Diana Langston says:

    I can all year round…would love a new cookbook for my collection.

  194. Cathryn Magee says:

    I love to can but haven’t done so in a while. It’s just the two of us now and what am I going to do with so many jars – you can only give so many away. But being able to do it in smaller batches would be wonderful. I could still enjoy all my favorites without so much left over!

  195. Never thought of making this with excess tomatoes! THanks for the recipe and the chance to win.

  196. OH man I’m totally a canner! I canned green beans, pears, jam, peaches, and pickles this year! I’m a canning fool and I’d love all these tools to make my job easier!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  197. These look wonderful! Thanks.

  198. Mmmm…delicious-sounding jam! Love canning stuff – that book looks fantastic! 🙂

  199. Oh, my gosh, I never thought of making tomato jam! Great recipe.

  200. Looks like a great way to get started!

  201. I have wanted to try canning since starting a backyard garden a couple years ago but I am intimidated about where to start. Id love this opportunity.

  202. Wow, this looks like a great way to start canning. I have always wanted to try.

  203. I remember watching my grandma and even my mom can fruits and veggies when I was growing up and I wish I would know more about how to do it. I love cooking but for some reason canning seems to be a daunting task to try. This new Food In Jars book looks amazing and would love to try some of the recipes!

  204. I have so much wanted to have that book (I’ve been to her blog); I used to can with my mother years and years ago. She made a wonderful mango chutney. My parents lived in India when my dad was in the State Dept. before I was born and her love of chutney came from that time. I wish I knew how to make it! Some things I remember (you have to have tamarind paste!); I want to try to make and can it.

  205. I’d love to keep some of my summer and save it for a dreary winter day.

  206. Love your site, i also live the food in jars fb page would love to win

  207. Love your site and can’t wait to try your sweet and spicy honey tomato jam!

  208. I just made a batch of tomato jam. Now I just have to keep everyone from eating it immediately. Lovely giveaway!

  209. Whoa. That looks so pretty and delicious!

  210. veronica oberloh says:

    Im just starting out i would love this

  211. Beautiful! I love that this runs the sweet/savory line. Perfect for some nice cheeses.

  212. This looks delicious AND beautiful!

  213. Average Joe says:


  214. Fabulous use of late season tomatoes and tasty. Fun project.

  215. sue edwards says:

    Hi, it’s now March 2014, I’m in the UK, and your site is brilliant. Many Thanks for all the tips and good advice, I made your lovely potato and leek soup yesterday for my ill Husband xx

    • Thank you so much, Sue. Your comment made my day, and I am thrilled that you find my site useful. Really, that’s all I can hope for, and it’s wonderful to have the feedback.

  216. Hi! I made this recipe earlier this week from my homegrown tomatoes and it is wonderful! I canned it into the 4oz jars to give at Christmas. Perfect! Thank you for posting!

  217. I have just started making jelly. My first was honey lemon jelly. I am a beekeeper and have. A surplus of honey and thanks to the bees I have a surplus of tomatoes so I will be making this tomorrow . Thanks

  218. Sounds like a great recipe I am trying it today. Thanks for the info.

  219. Brenda Woollen says:

    This sounds like it would be great spread on cream cheese and used as a hour d’oeuvres. I wonderedif you could use a slow cooker to cook down the jam tobthe consistency needed. What do you think? I will try it, thank you for posting it. I would love to win the kit

  220. Wanda Kempet says:

    I cant wait to try this recipe! I’ve been canning food for years but have never tried a Tomato Jam. Thnx for the great recipe! !

  221. Nanc from MN says:

    looks like I am 3 years too late. Regardless, I am trying this recipe tomorrow with ‘yellow tomatoes’. I probably have enough red tomatoes to do another batch.
    my grandmother canned in ‘cans’ before jars came into being. we would pick beans on the weekend. then Mom and I along with my sister would can beans on Monday. I am grateful to have this skill and am enjoying the newer techniques and recipes

  222. My mom said her mother used to make this for her when she was a little girl. She is now in the hospital at the age of 92 but hopefully coming home soon I am making this today for her as a surprise when she gets home.


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