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bratwursts in buns topped with tomato jam on a white rectangular platter

Tomato Jam Recipe

Published by Kate
Tomato jam is a fun way to jazz up burgers or brats. Try it with spicy brats or sausage—the sweetness complements the heat nicely!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 42 kcal


  • 2 lbs roma tomatoes, cored and chopped into ¾-inch pieces (about 6 large or 8 medium sized)
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt


  • Combine tomatoes, sugar, apple cider vinegar, thyme, and sea salt in a saucepan or dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium low and continue to cook until the liquid has mostly evaporated and the mixture is thick, about 40–50 minutes. Set aside to cool (it will continue to thicken as it cools). 
  • Serve tomato jam on top of bratwursts or Italian sausage on buns.


The jam recipe makes enough for 8–10 servings. It will keep in the refrigerator for 7–10 days.
Nutrition facts below are for the jam only.
If you don't have roma tomatoes, you can make this with tomatoes on the vine.
White vinegar can be substituted for the apple cider vinegar, if you'd like!


Serving: 1/4 cup jamCalories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 98mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10g
Keyword cookout, grilling, tomato jam
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