Spiced Tomato Jam


prep 0:30       total 0:55


1 batches



3 cups prepared tomatoes
1 box sure-jell
1-1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1 box sure-jell
4-1/2 cup sugar


Use a 6-8 quart sauce pan. Scald, peel and chop tomatoes and simmer 10 minutes. Measure, you should have 3 cups. Add lemon rind, lemon juice, allspice, cinnamon, cloves and sure-jell. Cook over high heat until mixture comes to a hard boil. At once add sugar, bring to a full rolling boil (a boil that cannot be stirred down). Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, skim off foam with metal spoon. Ladle into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch space at top. Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes. After 1/2 hour, shake to avoid floating fruit. Store in cool place.

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3 Recipe Reviews

Joan Perticari

Joan Perticari reviewed Spiced Tomato Jam on July 22, 2004

I notice that the 1 box of Sure-jell is listed twice. I have not tried to make the recipe yet, but think that only one is required. Am I correct? Thanks

Meredith Gorham

Meredith Gorham reviewed Spiced Tomato Jam on August 4, 2004

I used to make this jam years ago and it was loved by my son and anyone else I shared it with. After moving and going through a flood and a fire I had lost my original recipe. I tried calling Sure-Gel but they did not have it.

My now adult son has been asking me to make it again. You have just made my whole family very happy by sharinig it on your web site. Thank you so much.


frankb reviewed Spiced Tomato Jam on September 17, 2007

This is a lovely, easy recipe to make--although I would call it Spiced Tomato Jelly rather than Jam. It has a beautiful red color and will make a perfect little gift as the holiday season draws near. I made only tiny changes in the recipe for my own tastes. I decreased the amount of lemon zest, juice and allspice to half. I added a 1/3 teaspoon ground fresh ginger and deleted the cloves.

The end result--A heavenly wonderful taste and a beautiful jelly for toast or as an accompaniment to a beef, or a glaze over a sweet tomato tart!