Sweet chilli jam

Sweet chilli jam

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(164 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

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: per jar

  • kcal857
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs220g
  • sugars218g
  • fibre0g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.34g
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Ingredients

  • 8 red pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 10 red chilli, roughly chopped
    Chillies

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    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

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

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.

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phillm
29th Nov, 2011
5.05
I've made the chilli jam today for the first time found the recipe very easy to follow the cooking smell was a bit off putting but the end result is very good and there going to make good Christmas presents I would recommend to my friends
gdfd1530
29th Nov, 2011
5.05
Really good with cheese. Easy to make. Used a mix of red & green chillies because that's all I could get.
clairepixie
26th Nov, 2011
5.05
Absolutely amazing flavours, putting this one into my Christmas hampers, however, l love it so much I'm slightly reluctant to give away all my jars I may have to keep a few for myself, or make a second batch, fab recipe!
verychilli
26th Nov, 2011
Tried this with Scotch Bonnet peppers. Very hot but also very delicious... Thanks for the recipe!
lilygrace6493
26th Nov, 2011
5.05
5* - really easy to make and tastes fabulous however really does have a kick. Cannot wait to give these as presents!!
shaunchapman3
26th Nov, 2011
4.05
This is so good spread on a salmon fillet and baked in the oven.
margaretah
25th Nov, 2011
5.05
Love it!!!! Have tried this recipe several times and each time I come back for more - to say I'm addicted is putting it mildly.
ricksaunders
22nd Nov, 2011
hello, the receipe say 8 Red Peppers... Does this mean the standard Sweet Bell Pepper?
bevrea
20th Nov, 2011
5.05
brilliant recipe have to make it in secret as everyone wants a jar
rachelevans74
18th Nov, 2011
Excellent, but will make with 6 Chillies next time, as it does kick like a mule lol, and we like hot!!, Also This does take a lot longer to reduce approx 2 hours. This is absolutely delicious with cheese and crackers, going to make again today.

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