Tomato Chipotle Jam

Jam Puffby Ruth Frechman, MA, RDN, CPT

My recipe for Tomato Chipotle Jam is a worthy opponent for your Inaugural Tomato Wellness Recipe Blogger Madness! The jam’s tomato flavor, along with the subtle hint of heat creates a truly unique and addictive experience.
It all started when I received a jar of Chipotle jam as a gift. For fun, I spread it on toast with peanut butter. When it was my turn to bring an appetizer for my monthly Bunco group with all women foodies, I decided to experiment and try a savory version of the Chipotle jam.
The results were Delish! I ended up with a fabulous recipe for Tomato Chipotle Jam. Using a cookie cutter to make the puff pastry into shapes adds a little bit of fun. Thin slices of toasted French bread or crackers will work, as well.
Talk about health! The jam is made from all healthy ingredients. The low fat, low sugar jam has plenty of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants to promote longevity. And don’t forget the potassium in the tomatoes to lower blood pressure.
Enjoy! I guarantee the jam will be a big hit with tomato lovers.
Ingredients
1 large shallot, diced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 15-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons red wine
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Chipotle powder
4 teaspoons pectin
1/2 package frozen puff pastry
Directions
Heat fry pan. Add olive oil. When oil is hot, sauté the shallots, onions and salt.
Add remaining ingredients except for the pectin and simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.
Stir in the pectin and simmer gently for 3 minutes while stirring.
Cool and refrigerate.
Thaw and unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry. Cut into shapes and bake according to the directions on the package.
Spread jam on puff pastry.

 

RuthheadshotRuth Frechman is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified personal trainer and owner of On the Weigh, a successful nutrition therapy and consulting business in Burbank. For nine years, Ruth proudly represented the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a nationally recognized media spokesperson. As a nationally recognized health and wellness expert, nutrition writer, speaker, spokesperson and blogger, Ruth’s articles have appeared in journals, magazines, newsletters, and online publications. She launched her first multi-award winning book in 2012. The Food Is My Friend Diet is a 30-day plan to lose weight by making healthy lifestyle changes and conquering emotional eating. Readers learn how to keep old food friends, while making new ones.
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