Chilli Jam Recipe

chilli jam

Recipe for Chilli Jam submitted by: Jo Mattinson

This is a super way to use courgette gluts and is very lovely – one of our favourite condiments.

 Ingredients for Chilli Jam:

  • 4 medium sized courgettes, grated
  • 1 tin tomatoes (or equivalent in the real thing) chopped
  • 1lb 10z sugar
  • 9 fl oz red wine vinegar
  • thumb sized lump of ginger, grated
  • bulb of garlic, minced
  • several fresh chillis chopped finely, or dried chillies chopped (to taste – I use about 8)

Method for Chilli Jam:

  1. Put everything in the pan together and boil for about an hour or until the mixture looks thickish.
  2. It doesn’t have to set like jam and it doesn’t have to be as thick as conventional chutney, but it shouldn’t have too much loose liquid.
  3. Put into sterilised jars.
  4. Can be eaten immediately.

This recipe can be adapted to use up gluts. I have made it with red peppers, celery and even rhubarb ! The courgette one is our favourite.

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9 comments on “Chilli Jam Recipe
  1. Jane Spall says:

    So easy and so delicious it’s good enough to have as a dip with crackers. I’ve also added it to chilli con carne and stews to give them a kick. A 5☆ recipe which shall be used for years to come.

  2. Sarah says:

    Just made the chilli jam, used some red pepper carrot and parsnip as didn’t have enough courgette. Also used white wine vinegar for same reason! So pleased with how easy it was, it yielded 5 smallish jars, and tastes great. Also looks great. Will be making again. Thanks

  3. Val Solly says:

    This looks great will try it when I get enough small jars. Just a quick question I guess you don’t peel the courgettes.

  4. Val Solly says:

    Just made this. It’s lovely. Will be making again.

  5. VALERIE SOLLY says:

    I have made this once before. I was not sure whether to peel courgettes. I half peeled them all the way round.It was very good. Can you please advise if I could leave all peel on.

  6. Val says:

    This isn’t my recipe but, personally, I would not peel the courgettes – just grate with the skin on.

  7. VALERIE SOLLY says:

    Thanks Val Will be making double tomorrow. Will go further if not peeled Will making double batch .

  8. Shirley Greenaway says:

    Made this chilli jam and used green peppers as had a glut of them. Very nice indeed.

  9. Valerie Solly says:

    I have just made a larger batch of chilli jam .Being weary of the amount of dried chilli flakes It is not as hot as usual .This may be a silly ? But can I add some chilli powder and boil up again .???Thanks for your help.

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