Tomato Jam

About a year ago, we were out in Wisconsin visiting my Grandma, who is now over 80 years old.  Her and her boyfriend still have a huge garden that they harvest and almost everything that comes out of it, they can.  At dinner one night, my Grandma pulled out a jar of tomato jam.  I thought in my head, “Gross, who eats this stuff.  It sounds disgusting.”  My Grandma told me to take a piece of toast and just try it.  Four pieces of toast later, I was hooked.  This has turned into my favorite jam ever and I decided to plant tomato plants this year just so i could make a bunch of it.  Well, my tomato plants were terrible, I ended up getting about 4 tomatoes from them.  But my sister, who has a very green thumb and a huge garden, had plenty to share.  So today was tomato jam day.  I’m not kidding, you must try this jam.  I promise, you will definitely be wanting more!

Tomato Jam:

3 cups of peeled and crushed tomatoes

3 T. lemon juice

1/2 t. cloves

1/2 t. allspice

1/2 t. cinnamon

1 box Sure-Gel

4 1/2 c. sugar

Mix all but sugar together in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Cook for 2-3 minutes.  Add sugar.  Cook at a slow boil for 10 minutes, stirring often.  Have your jars sterilized and ready to fill according to how you normally can.  Laddle into jars and process with a hot water bath for 10 minutes.  Remove from bath and cool.  Enjoy!

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