Home grown ketchup

Ketchup was on the canning list this year, being so well loved in this house. Also, it’s pretty hard to find ketchup in the store that’s not loaded with corn syrup. Plus, we conveniently grew most of the ingredients (minus the peaches, hopefully one of the three peach trees will produce next year!)

The sweetness is from local honey, apples, and peaches, and some organic sugar, and of course, tomatoes. These are slowly cooked with spices, vinegar, onion and garlic, blended, and water bath canned. Recipe below:


14 quarts chopped tomatoes

2 quarts chopped peaches

5 quarts chopped apples

10 cups chopped onions

15 cloves garlic, chopped

4 cups apple cider vinegar

4 cups honey

4 cups sugar

8 tsp ground mustard seed

14 tsp salt

10 tsp black pepper

3 tsp ground clove

8 tsp ground cinnamon

10 tsp-ground coriander

All ingredients are slowly cooked down by about 1/3, then blended with an immersion blender. I water bath canned it in sterilized jars for 25 minutes. This made about 34 cups of ketchup.

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  1. Terry Parker says:

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