Spicy Green Tomato Jam Filling
Makes about 1½ cups
  • 1 pound (454 grams) green tomatoes, seeded and chopped into ¼-inch pieces
  • 1½ cups (300 grams) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (85 grams) honey
  • 2 jalapeños (78 grams), stemmed, seeded, and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon (2.25 grams) kosher salt
  • 3 whole cloves (1 gram)
  • 2 whole star anise (2 grams)
  • 1½ teaspoons (5 grams) black peppercorns
  1. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, sugar, and honey. Cover and let stand overnight or up to 24 hours to macerate.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, combine macerated tomatoes (including all juices), jalapeño, vinegar, and salt. Place cloves, star anise, and peppercorns on a piece of cheesecloth, and tie with kitchen twine to create a sachet. Place sachet in tomato mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until tomatoes begin to break down and jam registers 220°F (104°C) on a candy thermometer. Remove sachet.
  3. In the container of a blender, process half of tomato mixture; combine with remaining unprocessed mixture. Refrigerate before using.
Recipe by Bake from Scratch at https://www.bakefromscratch.com/spicy-green-tomato-hand-pies/