Raspberry, blueberry, grape, and strawberry all make wonderful jams, but sometimes you’re in the mood for something unique; something a little savory yet somehow sweet; something that goes just a little bit off the normal jam script. Trust us, this something is Blue Chair Early Girl Tomato Jam.
Brought to you by the preserving mastermind, Rachel Saunders, who also wrote, The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, this delightful small-batch jam is made with just five ingredients and uses only the very freshest fruit from local sustainable farms in Oakland, California.
This sweet jam captures the complex flavors of dry-farmed Early Girl tomatoes, which can be quite potent in tomato taste, and balances it with cane sugar and citrus. The addition of mace gives it a little spice, but the tomato is by far the star of this preserve. The jam pairs beautifully with soft cheese, a warm slice of French bread, or anywhere that you might be craving something a little different.
You can enjoy it by the jar or give into your inner canner with the Preservation Collection by Marisa Mcclellan (which includes a signed copy of Mcclellan’s book, Food in Jars, Wozz Triple Ale Onion Spread, We Love Jam Tart Cherry Jam, and, of course, Blue Chair Early Girl Tomato Jam).
Photos courtesy of Blue Chair Fruit Company and Eat Boutique.
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