Get creative with home grown produce

Image not found.Green Tomato Jam


1.2kg tomato flesh
1kg jam sugar OR 1.2kg ordinary sugar (caster or granulated)
1 lemon

Put tomatoes into boiling water for a few seconds to make them easier to peel.

Peel them, cut them into quarters and dispose of the juice and pips.

Now weigh them.

Cut the lemon into fine slices.

Put the tomato flesh, the sliced lemon and the sugar into a suitable jam making pan and mix together.

Bring to the boil. Stirring all the time maintain boiling point for 7 minutes if using jam sugar, or 15 to 20 minutes if using ordinary sugar.

Check the cooking by putting a few drops onto a cold plate then tilt – the jam should run slowly.

Skim and put immediately into sterilised jars.

Makes 5 x 385ml jars.

© Miranda Bell

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