Sweet chilli jam

Sweet chilli jam

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 4 small jars

This has a kick, but won’t blow your head off, and goes well with any selection of cold cuts of meat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per jar

kcalories
857
protein
5g
carbs
220g
fat
1g
saturates
0g
fibre
0g
sugar
218g
salt
0.34g

Ingredients

  • 8 red peppers, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 10 red chillies, roughly chopped
  • finger-sized piece fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 400g can cherry tomatoes
  • 750g golden caster sugar
  • 250ml red wine vinegar

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Method

  1. Tip the peppers, chillies (with seeds), ginger and garlic into a food processor, then whizz until very finely chopped. Scrape into a heavy-bottomed pan with the tomatoes, sugar and vinegar, then bring everything to the boil. Skim off any scum that comes to the surface, then turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for about 50 mins, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once the jam is becoming sticky, continue cooking for 10-15 mins more, stirring frequently so that it doesn’t catch and burn. It should now look like thick, bubbling lava. Cool slightly, transfer to sterilised jars, then leave to cool completely. Keeps for 3 months in a cool, dark cupboard – refrigerate once opened.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2008

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lauraface14's picture
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Absolutely amazing! I agree that it took more than 50 minutes as it took me about 90 minutes, but it still tasted amazing. I found it only started turning into a jam as such once it was cooling, but it tastes fab. I also found that as it cooled it reduced in spice which was a good thing cos at first it was very spicy! Thank you for this recipe, definitely going to make this for a hamper x

gemma99's picture
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I made this last night and love it! I used 6 large peppers and only 8 chillis as i didnt want to make it too hot! it is a little on the sweet side and may reduce the sugar next time but once it is combined with something savoury it actually doesnt taste as sweet.
It didnt take as long as some people to thicken, I think around 1hr 20mins.
Highly recommend this to any beginner its extremley easy to make. I will definately be making it again!

gemma99's picture
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I made this last night and love it! I used 6 large peppers and only 8 chillis as i didnt want to make it too hot! it is a little on the sweet side and may reduce the sugar next time but once it is combined with something savoury it actually doesnt taste as sweet.
It didnt take as long as some people to thicken, I think around 1hr 20mins.
Highly recommend this to any beginner its extremley easy to make. I will definately be making it again!

paulrayner's picture

Brilliant, I've tried a few, but this is by far the best yet!

susied's picture
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Great recipe, but as most people say, it takes a lot longer to cook than stated.

ruthykins22's picture
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I made this Sticky chutney/jam tonight and it is divine! Very easy to make, great easy to follow instructions, will definitley make it again soon!
Have to admit I will probably add less chillies next time, as it was a little burning on the tongue, but tastes great with tortillas and cheese!!

amy_685's picture

made this chilli jam and left it over night thinking it would get thicker and it is really runny last time i made it it went thick not sure what I did wrong can anyone help me to make it thicker as i did use chillies that had been frozzen in the frezzer?

parsonsl's picture

I have made this recipe a number of times now and it always tastes amazing. I do find it takes longer to get the sauce to thicken enough, but it is worth the time. Goes beautifully with cheese.

gwenno71's picture
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Sweet and sticky. Gave out as Xmas presents. Mild. Great with cheese and crackers or on chicken, salmon, or pork with stir fy noodles and veg.

beanypie's picture
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Fantastic recipe! Mine had a real kick to it but I have a family of spice lovers so that wasn't a problem. Gave little jars of this away as part of Christmas hampers and it went down a storm!

Really good with cold meats and cheeses but also yummy mixed with a bit of soy and mirin to make a dipping sauce or just slathered on top of a piece of chicken or salmon and baked for an easy dinner.

I also found it needed cooking for around two hours to get a jammy consistency.

bexter74's picture

Barney! I love this recipe! And so do my friends :) I gave them some as a Christmas present and we can't get enough of it! In fact I'm now off to the supermarket to buy more ingredience to make another batch! Thank you!!!

rainbowrosebuds's picture
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easy to make and tasty. very spicy! my jam caught on the pan at the end of cooking but luckily it didn't affect the flavour at all.

nicbash's picture

How long will this last for in the fridge?

skerries's picture
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I love this recipe. We make it all the time and is great with cold cuts cheese etc. in an ordinary pan I'd say this takes well over and hour and a half. Great recipe

kt08kel's picture
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Wow! This is so easy to make and tastes absolutely superb.

akaelle's picture
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I often make up a batch and add a spoonful to homemade Meatballs and Burgers ingredients. I have also added to gravy and served with cheese and hams. Very easy to make, just needs a little time to thicken properly.

laugh_producer's picture
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I thought I'd lost this recipe because I'd forgotten to put it in my binder. I made this 2 years ago for Christmas and loved it SO much. Only just found a shopping list from that Christmas and googled the ingredients to find this recipe again. I can't tell you how happy I am I found this. It is addictive and amazing!

ali2166's picture
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Again great jam but did take 2 hours of cooking to reach setting point

office_tramp's picture
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This was the first time I have tried to make any kind of jam. I made this with some home grown chillies and it wasn't nearly hot enough, and far too sweet, even for sweet chilli jam. Perhaps my chillies were substandard? I'm going to try it again. :-S

You do need to simmer it for way longer than 50 minutes to get the consistency right, but it does get there in the end. I'm giving it four stars because it is a dead easy recipe, compared to others. I think it just went a bit wrong for me because it was my first attempt!

sulbycossack's picture
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This is excellent for Christmas presents. I have made this a couple of times and plan to again this year. Easy with a little kick........

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