jar of bourbon tomato jam from Missy Hillock of Chateau Bourbon
Missy Hillock
Missy Hillock

Bourbon Tomato Jam

Recipe by Missy Hillock, Innkeeper of Chateau Bourbon Bed & Breakfast

Delicious on cheese biscuits or crackers, atop scrambled eggs or grilled meats, or simply eaten with a spoon! This jam is both spicy and sweet. Goes great with salty meats such as country ham.

(makes 1 cup of jam)


  • 1 lb roma tomatoes, diced (or a 28oz canned diced tomatoes)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 5 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ Tbsp red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup diced sweet onion
  • A pinch of cumin
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp Kentucky Bourbon


  1. Mix all ingredients except for the Bourbon in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat while stirring; Once the mix has come to a boil, increase the heat to medium-high to keep it at a boil.
  3. Stir and gently crush tomatoes with a wooden spoon as they soften. After about 5 minutes, add the Bourbon and mix through.
  4. Continue to cook until the liquid has become syrupy and thick (usually another 10-20 minutes). The end product will resemble preserves.
  5. Serve immediately or cool and store in fridge. Keeps 1-2 weeks in a sealed container.
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