Spicy Tomato Peach Jam


A spicy tomato peach jam that is sweet, tangy, and has a nice kick of heat to it! Flavors of summer are possible anytime of year!

Spicy Tomato Peach Jam recipe via

Spicy Tomato Peach Jam recipe via

I’m constantly thinking about what easy appetizers can be made for entertaining. I have a weird obsession with finger foods. I just think they’re 1. cute and 2. the easiest things to make. I like how they can be displayed all nicely on cute platters and I like the idea that you can have multiple finger foods and everyone gets to sample a variety.

Holiday parties are right around the corner, if not already happening. This spicy tomato peach jam is the perfect finger food to put atop toasted crostini and cheese, specifically brie.

Oh good gosh, while I was photographing this, I could not stop eating my weight in jam, brie, and crostini. It was basically my breakfast and lunch.

Spicy Tomato Peach Jam recipe via

Spicy Tomato Peach Jam recipe via

I can already envision this at a holiday party – the brie would be on a cheese board with a variety of cheeses and the jam can be put in a cute little jar with a tiny spoon next to the cheeses. The breads would be spread out on a large platter in a fun circular pattern and you could also have an entire charcuterie board. Did I just plan your holiday party just now?

Spicy Tomato Peach Jam recipe via

Spicy Tomato Peach Jam
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

A spicy tomato peach jam that is sweet, tangy, and has a nice kick of heat to it! Flavors of summer are possible anytime of year!

Servings: 16 ounces
  • 5 large peaches, skins removed, pits removed, and sliced into 1" cubes
  • 1 1/2 pounds of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes more or less, to taste
  • 1 tbsp powdered pectin* (optional I did not cook mine with pectin)
  1. In a large pot, add the cherry tomatoes to the pot and cook the tomatoes on medium high heat until they start to burst when you press them against the side of the pan. Once they start to burst, the skins will fall off the tomatoes; you'll want to discard those.
  2. Carefully add the peaches to the pot, along with the granulated sugar, lemon juice, and crushed red pepper flakes (and add the pectin if using). Keep cooking and stirring until mixture becomes thick* and peaches have broken down and softened, about 15 minutes.
  3. Take an immersion blender and pulse 4-5 times to get most of the chunks out and to have it be a smooth consistency. Cook for another 10 minutes then remove from heat and let cool before putting them in mason jars.
  4. If you didn't use pectin in your jam, you'll want to store the jam in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Recipe Notes

I'm not a canning or jam expert but from what I understand about the process, if you use pectin, it'll thicken your jam more than lemon juice will. I like my jams runnier so I chose not to use pectin. If you choose to use pectin, start at 1 tbsp. and increase from there to get the desired thickness. Also, if you want to can this jam, here are some great tutorials on how to can jam properly: Canning 101 and numerous jam recipes from Love and Olive Oil.

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Posted on November 26, 2013

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  1. 11/26/2013 at 9:30 am

    I’d vacuum seal meats! We like to buy them in bulk & freeze it in 2 person portions.

  2. 11/26/2013 at 9:30 am

    I love this idea… mixing the sweet with the salty, great idea

  3. 11/26/2013 at 9:30 am

    I love the sound of this jam!

  4. 11/26/2013 at 10:26 am

    Thanks for the opportunity to win… This would be so awesome, I have always wanted to buy one, as I always have leftovers, as I had gastric bypass and don’t eat a whole lot, so I tend to waist so much… Thanks for the opportunity to win !!!! God Bless !!!!

  5. 11/26/2013 at 10:36 am

    This is so totally beautiful!! I love DIY holiday gifts, this would be a perfect hostess gift for all those holiday parties this year!

  6. 11/26/2013 at 11:52 am

    I’ve never had tomatoes in my jam before, but this sounds so interesting! I want to put it over some hot brie!

  7. 11/26/2013 at 12:45 pm

    So pretty!! And the food saver is kind of funny esp after watching you with the sausages and hearing about you sealing everything.

  8. I’ve never had peach jam, but it sounds delicious, especially with the brie! My mouth is watering now… :)

  9. Oh i LOVE our food saver!! This looks so delicious!

  10. 11/27/2013 at 12:53 am

    Fantastic flavor combination here, Julie. We have peaches and tomatoes coming our way from our family farm in just a few weeks. Would love to give this a spin!

    • 11/28/2013 at 9:31 am

      Thank you so much, Yasmeen! Would love to hear how yours turns out if you make it :)

  11. 11/27/2013 at 7:53 am

    What a gorgeous jam! I’m definitely going to have to make a batch or two of this! Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

  12. 11/27/2013 at 10:06 am

    What a nice peach jam! Love the spicy heat!

  13. 11/27/2013 at 10:09 am

    I can practically taste this!!! It Looks like the perfect blend of flavors!!!

  14. 11/27/2013 at 10:48 am

    Very creative flavor pairing! Must try :)

  15. 11/27/2013 at 11:09 am

    Oh! These flavours sound so good together!

  16. Alexa
    11/27/2013 at 11:11 am

    Just discovered your blog and I’m in DC too!

    • 11/28/2013 at 9:30 am

      Awesome, Alexa! Glad to have you here :)

  17. 11/27/2013 at 11:43 am

    Ohmahgosh! Julie, your styling and photography here is simply stunning. You truly inspire me. Your tomato peach jam is gorgeous and I cannot wait to make it this summer. Love the addition of the red pepper flakes for some delightful heat. Thanks for sharing, girl. I will be pinning! Meanwhile, warmest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. Diana
    11/27/2013 at 4:20 pm

    I have wanted one of these forever. Believe you me I would put this to very good use.

  19. 11/27/2013 at 6:19 pm

    Sweet and salty sounds good.

  20. 11/27/2013 at 6:30 pm

    I love this combination of flavors Julie!!! I’ll bet this tastes amazing! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  21. 12/06/2013 at 7:28 pm

    Gorgeous jam, so perfect for holiday appetizers!

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