Homemade Ketchup

My mother used to make her own ketchup. She only believed in using French's spices and I seem to think it was a ketchup recipe by French's. Would anyone have that recipe or one similar toit? I remember I never cared for the smell of it while it was cooking, but the taste was awesome. She then canned it in pint jars.


Tami from OH


Homemade Ketchup

This is my mother's and grandmother's recipe.

Tomato Catsup

  • 30 tomatoes
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 12 apples
  • 5 tablespoons salt
  • 5 green peppers
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 10 onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 quart white vinegar

Cook the first 4 ingredients until soft, then strain through a colander.

Add the rest from the second column to the strained vegetables, and boil for about an hour, or until thick.

These are the directions from my mother. I have modernized the recipe a bit.

Don't change the ingredients/amounts, except use 1 1/2 cups vinegar. Cook vegetables in the crockpot. I do it overnight on low, or at least 6 hours on low. Use an immersion(stick) blender to blend. No need to strain. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over night or at least 5-6 hours until as thick as you want. I put it in freezer containers, and store in the freezer. Thaw in the frig before using. I put it in a squeeze bottle when thawed. You could also can it. My mother used pint jars.



By Jean


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