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Green Tomato Jam

A little more preserving happening here today. Not all the tomatoes ripened in the garden this year so I decided to make green tomato jam. A nice little appetizer or snack. Spread cream cheese on a cracker and add a little of the jam on top. If you like more heat add more jalapeno. This jam tastes great on toast too.
  • 4 cups green tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, finely minced
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon zest of a lemon
  1. Chop tomatoes, mince pepper, and put both in a large pot.
  2. Add sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  3. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Pour jam into sterilized jars and seal. 
  6. Store in refrigerator.
  7. Yield: 6 half cup jars.


  1. Hey Betty !! where do your ideas come from---I for one have never even heard of this,, green tomatoes now I know what am going to try (jam) and it is easy to do.. thanks Betty Have a great weekend

  2. How great and timely! I have some on the vine right now and they don't seem to want to ripen. Thank you!

  3. This looks so good. Makes me wish I had some green tomatoes, but mine all ripened this year.

  4. Hallo! ohhh wie delicious.Gruss aus Germany.Luciene.


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