Spicy Tomato Rosemary Jam

This spicy tomato and rosemary jam is the ultimate addition to your summer charcuterie. It’s a 1-step recipe that results in a sweet and spicy jam that cooks in about 80 minutes. It’s super easy to make - just add all the ingredients to a pot and then set it to cook. 

I use hothouse-grown cherry tomatoes in this recipe which means they are ripe all year long. So feel free to make this jam during any season. The recipe makes a single 12-ounce jar but is easily adjusted to make a larger batch. I plan on gifting jars of this jam all summer long. 


  • 3 pints cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup refined sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ⅓ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped 


Step 1

Add all the ingredients into a medium-sized pot - stir everything together. Bring the pot’s contents to a boil over medium-high heat. After cooking for several minutes, begin breaking the tomatoes up with a large wooden spoon. Once every tomato is completely smashed, reduce heat to low and simmer for 60 minutes - stirring semi-frequently. 

Watch jam closely - if it’s sticking to the pot, increase stirring and reduce stove temperature. The jam is ready when it’s thick and the liquid is well-reduced. The consistency should be similar to store-bought fruit preserves. Mine took about 60 minutes.  Pour into a jar with a lid, and chill overnight.  This jam is excellent on baked brie or slathered directly on whole grain crackers. 

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