• Makes 5
  • 4 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 3 Ingredients


The jam is made with tomatoes but when cooked taste like strawberries.

Ingredients (makes 5 Jars of jam)

  • 2kg tomatoes
  • 1 1/2kg sugar
  • 500g Jam Setter


  1. Wash tomatoes thoroughly.
  2. Slice off the end of each tomato and then cut into small pieces.
  3. Place in saucepan and simmer slowly until tomatoes looked cooked approximately 2 hours.
  4. Take off the stove and stir in the sugar until it's dissolved.
  5. Place back on stove for another 1 hr until thickened.
  6. Take off stove and stir in jam setter and place back onto stove.
  7. Once thickened. Place a teaspoon full of jam onto a plate. If the jam gels then it's done.
  8. Wash and sterilise jars. Scoop jam into jars, label and seal.


A favourite of mine when I was growing up. My kids did not believe that you could make strawberry jam with tomatoes. Enjoy everyone.

  • Interesting recipe – will definitely have to give it a go!


  • Not sure if this is a typo, but is 500g of Jam Setter right??
    I tried this recipe, used a 50g pack of Jam Setter.
    So far so good. Looks & tastes great :)


  • I can’t wait to try this


  • Great recipe. I really like the sound of this.


  • Wow what an amazing recipe


  • Wow, never heard of this jam but bet it tastes lovely on freshly buttered toast.


  • what an awesome yummy combinatioN!


  • true! wow, must give it a go, I have a fridge full of toms from my vege patch!


  • Been a while since making jam , have to give this ago. Remember years ago making tomato paste and others thinking I had made a sweet and sour sauce. That one was pure home grown tomatoes , skinned and pupled down.


  • nothing better than homemade


  • A fantastic recipe idea; thanks!.


  • What an unusual idea. Nice left field thinking.


  • made with tomatoes


  • i really like this jam recipe. it is quite unusual to have a recipe like this but i absolutely love this. i love how the tomatoes change and become sweet. i would love to try this and see it for myself lol

    • cheers darl for posting this recipe. i am amazed and impressed with it

      • Thankyou. Yes it is remarkable. Was a childhood favourite too


  • I have never made my own jam thanks for sharing!

    • Making your own jam is so much fun and it tastes better than shop jam – have a go! :)


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