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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

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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.

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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.
(03/08/2006)

By Jean

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