Tomato Jam

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To make these or any jars glisten, add 1 cup of vinegar to a deep pot of boiling water and dip each jar in the solution for 10 seconds. Then wipe clean with a lint-free towel.


4 cups ripe, fresh, Italian plum tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 oranges, sliced thin and seeded
2 limes, sliced thin and seeded
4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons peeled, chopped, fresh gingerroot
2 cinnamon sticks


Combine all ingredients in a large pot over low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Simmer until the jam is thick and clear, about 1 to 11⁄2 hours. Toward the end of the cooking time, stir often to prevent scorching. Remove cinnamon; pour jam into sterilized jars and seal. Process 10 minutes in boiling water.

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Makes about 2 pints.


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I am interesting to make

I am interesting to make jam.and I want to do
jam for please teach to to do country has many fruit.

The recipe does not give the

The recipe does not give the headspace. This is an important omission.

We recommend ¼ inch headspace

We recommend ¼ inch headspace for most jelly and jam recipes (including the recipe above).