There aren’t many things that says “late summer” better than fresh, ripe, juicy tomatoes. Usually there’s an abundance of them. Whether you grow them yourself or get a good deal on them at the grocery store or farmer’s market, they are bound to show up on your kitchen counter. Try making something new with them this year! This sweet and spicy tomato jam is perfect as a condiment on a sandwich or used as a sauce. The flavors of the pale ale and smoked paprika are really powerful and blend well with just about anything!
Editor’s Note: This recipe originally ran on DrinkingCraft.com on July 22, 2014.
American Jam Stand
a sweet and spicy tomato jam with American pale ale
2 lbs tomatoes, roughly diced
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup American pale ale
1 lemon, juiced and zested
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp mexican oregano
Place tomatoes into a food processor. Pulse until pureed, yet chunky.
In a medium saucepan, combine tomatoes and the rest of your ingredients. Simmer for around 30 minutes. Let cool.
Serve immediately or store for a week in an airtight container.