Sweet chilli jam

Sweet chilli jam

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(167 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 peppers, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 10 red chillies, roughly chopped
    Chillies

    Chilli

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    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 cloves, 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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efr0stie
17th Jan, 2012
My friend gave me a jar and it has all gone. Thanks kids! It is lovely and it is not too hot.
teapotty
17th Jan, 2012
5.05
Made this to hand out as Christmas presents and I've been overwhelmed by people asking for the recipe! Not sure I'm going to tell them as I want to make it again next year! Luckily I did keep a jar for myself. It took me a lot longer to get this to set too, but was worth the wait! I did replace a few of the red peppers with sweet peppers and I liked the results.
loulou3489
15th Jan, 2012
5.05
This is absolutely delicious! I made it for Christmas presents and it went down a treat (I did keep some for myself though!). I would say the best pairing for this was pork pie, it went beautifully, but was tasty with cold meats too. I would definitely make again...
tigerstriper
14th Jan, 2012
Can the red wine vinegar be substituted for a non alcoholic version?
hl_miles09
12th Jan, 2012
5.05
I made this to go in Christmas hampers and it was delicious! (Ended up keeping a few small jars for myself to go with cold meats on Boxing Day!) Has a lovely kick of chilli. Also found it took longer than the 50 minutes to thicken properly though.
sennefer
12th Jan, 2012
Made up this one yesterday, added to the chillies and lowered the sugar, fantastic. Took a bit londer than the 50 mins, three hours longer actually, but it works. And I have to say it's great on toast for breakfast. Thanks Barney this ones a keeper.
rachaelsingh
7th Jan, 2012
5.05
I've made two batches of this jam to date and it's absolutely PERFECT. I add a couple more chillies because I like having my head blown off, but it works SO well with strong cheese. Needless to say, the jam doesn't last very long because it's so good. Time for make some more! Thanks so much for this recipe, Barney.
fernypooh
3rd Jan, 2012
4.05
fantasic recipe, made as gifts, already had requests for more.. i went through a jar over christmas was fab with everything!!! did take a lot longer than 50 mins to thicken...
fernypooh
3rd Jan, 2012
4.05
fantasic recipe, made as gifts, already had requests for more.. i went through a jar over christmas was fab with everything!!! did take a lot longer than 50 mins to thicken...
janetrobson
28th Dec, 2011
5.05
LOVE this recipe! Does take a little longer to thicken than stated but well worth the wait.

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