Sweet Chilli Jam

Add a little heat into the mix with this sweet chilli jam! Perfect for serving alongside cold cuts, this also makes a wonderful homemade gift for the chilli fan in your life.


  • 8 red peppers, deseeded and chopped
  • 10 red chillies, chopped
  • 3 inches of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 8 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 400g can of cherry tomatoes
  • 750g golden caster sugar
  • 250ml red wine vinegar


  1. Grab a food processor and whizz together the peppers, chillies, ginger and garlic until they are very finely chopped. Transfer to saucepan then throw in the tomatoes, sugar and vinegar.
  2. Bring everything to a boil, skim off any surface scum, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for around 50 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once the jam starts to become sticky, continue cooking for a further 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently. It should now look like thick, glossy lava. Allow to cool slightly before transferring to sterilised jars. Leave to cool completely before sealing.
  4. This jam will keep for up to 3 months in a cool, dark place. Once opened, ensure it is kept refrigerated.

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