Small Batch Cherry Tomato Jam

Small Batch Cherry Tomato Jam is sweet, tangy, and perfect for sandwiches, burgers, or appetizers! {GF, Vegan}

Small Batch Cherry Tomato Jam is sweet, tangy, and perfect for sandwiches, burgers, or appetizers! {GF, Vegan} @FlavortheMoment

How was your Labor Day weekend?  I know Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, but there’s plenty of summer produce still in season so I’m not going fall on you just yet.

The cherry tomato plants in my garden are busting at the seams, which is a nice “problem” to have.  I’m growing both Sunburst gold and red cherry tomato varieties, so I used them in this Small Batch Cherry Tomato Jam.

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My Small-Batch Fig Honey Jam and Small Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam recipes have been huge hits here on the blog, and I figured it was high time I made a savory jam.

I so wish I’d have done it sooner.

This recipe is so flipping easy to make — just plop the cherry tomatoes in a sauce pan with the other ingredients and cook them down until they burst and thicken.

We’re only talking about 15 minutes here!

Small Batch Cherry Tomato Jam is sweet, tangy, and perfect for sandwiches, burgers, or appetizers! {GF, Vegan} @FlavortheMoment

I flavored my jam with some shallot, garlic, spices, fresh thyme, vinegar, and maple syrup.  The result is sweet, tangy, and addictive.

Slather this Small Batch Cherry Tomato Jam on your burgers, sandwiches, wraps, or use as a topping for grilled meats and fish.

There’s no limit for it’s use, and it’s so easy that you can make it again and again. 🙂

And now it’s Eat Seasonal time, where a group of bloggers join up to share recipes featuring seasonal produce!  This month I used herbs and tomatoes from the list we were given.

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Thank you to our wonderful host Becky from The Vintage Mixer, and be sure to visit her September Seasonal Produce Guide for even more recipe inspiration this month!

You can get in on the fun too, using the hashtag #eatseasonal to share your seasonal recipes as well.  Be sure to visit the links below for the other Eat Seasonal blogger’s recipes!

Grilled Eggplant with Goat Cheese Polenta and Basil Pesto by Floating Kitchen

Hazelnut Zucchini Bread by Vintage Mixer

Balsamic Sausage Tortellni Bake by JoyFoodSunshine

Baked Enchilada Style Veggie Burritos by She Likes Food

Peach and Tomato Salsa with Pan Seared Tofu by Letty’s Kitchen

Microwave Egg Caprese Breakfast Cups by foodiecrush

Small Batch Cherry Tomato Jam is sweet, tangy, and perfect for sandwiches, burgers, or appetizers! {GF, Vegan} @FlavortheMoment

Small Batch Cherry Tomato Jam

Small Batch Cherry Tomato Jam is sweet, tangy, and perfect for sandwiches, burgers, or appetizers! {GF, Vegan}

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 32 ounces (2 lbs.) cherry tomatoes (about 2 1/2 pints)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 large spring thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large stainless steel or non-reactive pot over medium heat.  Add the shallot and garlic and saute for 3-5 minutes until softened.
  2. Add the chili powder and smoked paprika and saute 30 seconds more.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring often, until the tomatoes burst and thicken, for about 10-15 minutes.  If at any time the pan becomes dry and the tomatoes begin to burn, add a tablespoon or two more of water and reduce the heat a bit more.
  4. Remove from heat and season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.  Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 10-14 days.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • I used a medley of Sunburst gold and red cherry tomatoes but you can use your favorite variety.
  • This jam is very rustic and chunky.  If you prefer a smoother jam, process it in a food processor until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • I used My Fitness Pal to calculate the nutrition information for this recipe.  This information is meant to be an estimate only.

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 cups, Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 26
  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 77mg
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 1g

Small Batch Cherry Tomato Jam is sweet, tangy, and perfect for sandwiches, burgers, or appetizers! {GF, Vegan} @FlavortheMoment