Spicy Ginger Tomato Jam With Coconut Sugar #SundaySupper


Tomato jam-0046Fresh tomato jam with a hint of ginger, paprika and cayenne.  This jam is made with coconut sugar making it low glycemic and diabetic friendly! My Sunday Supper team is doing a ” Saving Summer” theme and I am making  a spicy tomato jam. One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh produce and herbs. I love local produce and frequently shop at local farms and farmer’s markets. I have always wanted to make tomato jam and gave it a shot this weekend. I was slightly nervous since it is the first time I am using coconut sugar in a jam but it turned out pretty good! For those of you who are not familiar with coconut sugar, it is the ‘New Black’ for people who want a healthy sugar that is all natural and kind to your body! It has a lower glycolic index thus making it a sugar that is diabetic friendly when eaten in moderation. It has a nutty caramel flavor which imparts a rich flavor to anything.   I used less sugar in this tomato jam but I used a low sugar pectin which makes the tomatoes gel very nicely and appear like a nice gooey jam. My tomato jam had seeds, skin, was kind of chunky and tasted melt in mouth delish! I love that it satisfies my sweet tooth and makes me feel a little less guilty when I reach for the second smear! I love this experiment and will definitely be making more jams with coconut sugar!!

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Tomato Jam

Serves 8 ounces or 4 2oz jars
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Condiment
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold

Ingredients

  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 inch piece ginger ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 4 tsp low sugar pectin

Note

If not using a pressure cooker, slow cook on stove about an hour till tomatoes are nicely cooked.

Directions

wash and chop tomatoes and ginger
Pressure cook with cayenne, paprika, sugar and pectin until 2 or 3 whistles.
Remove from cooker and puree in a blender
Return to stove and cook on simmer 10-15 minutes till mixture thickens
Pour in jelly jars and cool

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Comments

  1. Love the deep dark color of your tomato jam with coconut sugar, Sunithi! The only thing I’ve ever used it for was coconut ice cream and it really does add a lovely flavor.
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  2. What an interesting jam. I’m thinking of how great this would be on sandwiches.
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  3. Ohhhhhh, I bet this would be amazing on bread and crackers. I love it!
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  4. I haven’t tried coconut sugar, but want to now. Where did you find it?

  5. That looks so good, I have never tried tomato jam but I love everything in there!!

  6. Your spicy tomato jam sounds fantastic, Sue! And the ginger is such a lovely addition!!!
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  7. Doesn’t this look rich and delicious?

  8. This sounds good! I love the flavors you have going on here!
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  9. Your #SundaySupper recipes are always the bomb! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Omg. I’m in love with this. The flavors here are incredible.
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  11. This jam looks amazing! I have never heard of coconut sugar, but I think I need it in my life!

  12. Love how creative this is!! Great work Sue

  13. Love the coconut sugar in this recipe. I wanna smear this on all my sammies & burgers & crackers &…
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