Dominican Tomato Jam
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Dominican
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Serves: 4 -8 servings
A classic Dominican dessert made best with the freshest summer tomatoes.
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise pods
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and prepare a bowl of ice and water.
  2. Score the bottom of your tomatoes with an X and drop them carefully into the boiling water, for three minutes. Remove and dunk them quickly into the ice bath. Let cool and peel.
  3. Cut into quarters and remove seeds.
  4. Add peeled and deseeded tomatoes into a smaller pot with sugar, water, and spices over low heat for 30-45 minutes, until tomatoes are bright red, slightly translucent, and delicious! Serve warm over ice cream or cold as a dessert on its own.
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