Reduced-Calorie Tomato-Mango Jam

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This bright-tasting refrigerator jam is good on muffins, pancakes and French toast. The recipe, via The Washington Post, is from Wheaton, Maryland, resident Dennis Broud, who offers this tip: Freeze the ginger until quite cold before you grate it, to make the job easier. The jam can be refrigerated for 7 to 10 days, or frozen for longer storage.

Reduced-calorie Tomato Mango Jam

Reduced-calorie Tomato Mango Jam

Makes 4 cups This bright-tasting refrigerator jam is good on muffins, pancakes and French toast. The recipe, via The Washington Post, is from Wheaton, Maryland, resident Dennis Broud, who offers this tip: Freeze the ginger until quite cold before you grate it, to make the job easier. The jam can be refrigerated for 7 to 10 days, or frozen for longer storage.

Ingredients

  • About 10 Roma tomatoes, diced (4 cups)
  • Flesh from 2 large mangoes, diced (2 1 / 2cups)
  • 2 limes
  • 1 1 /2 tablespoons peeled, grated ginger root
  • Two 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup sugar substitute, such as Truvia
  • 1/2 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder (may substitute cornstarch blended into 2 tablespoons water)

Instructions

  1. Combine the tomatoes and mangoes in a large, wide pot. Finely grate the zest of the limes into the mixture, then squeeze in the juice. Cut out the pulp and add that as well, along with the ginger and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a low boil over medium heat; stir in the sugar substitute, brown sugar and molasses, until the sugar substitute has dissolved. Once the mixture begins to bubble, reduce the heat to low; cook for 45 to 55 minutes, stirring occasionally, until reduced by at least one-third.
  2. Stir in the arrowroot; cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens into a jam. Discard the cinnamon sticks. Transfer to one or more airtight containers; cool before serving, or cool completely then refrigerate for 7 to 10 days.
  3. Per 2-tablespoon serving: 30 calories, 0 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 0 g dietary fiber, 6 g sugar
http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/09/26/reduced-calorie-tomato-mango-jam/

 

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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