Sweet chilli jam

Sweet chilli jam

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(170 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

    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 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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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.
ruthiebaby
14th Nov, 2011
This recipe is brill and dead easy! but its essential to have a food proccesor. you can use this jam for lots of other recipes, stir fries, mixing into hummous or mayo for dips.....endless. im making bigger batches for christmas its bound to be a hit on the cheese board.
cheshirecheese07
8th Nov, 2011
I've made this a couple of times now, and agree that it's way too sweet, so I'll be reducing the sugar next time round. I did so last time (but only by 100g) and also added the juice of a couple of lemons, but the sweetness still overpowered the garlic and ginger. However, although ten chillies sounds like a lot, they're just right! I notice there are several comments regarding it not being thick enough - just keep simmering until you can see the bottom of the pan for a second when you draw a spoon through the mixture. It really does firm up once it cools, and in fact I think I slightly over-reduced the last lot as it's very thick indeed! Great for gifts in pretty jars, as the colour is so vibrant :o)
lovestwilight
14th Oct, 2011
Hello there, Can u use any chillies as as a family we have grown 3 different types of chilli, looking forward to making the recipe, many thanks.. xx
bakeroo90
13th Oct, 2011
5.05
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