Spent nearly all the day long on this.  It’s been fun, the smell is wonderful, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be doing this again.  Kroger has Heinz ketchup arrayed by the yard.  This is good, and we used Splenda instead of sugar, and there aren’t any preservatives and yada yada yada.  I reduced 4 apples, 3 onions, 5 cups of Splenda, 1 quart of apple cider vinegar, and 8-10 pounds of tomatoes to make 3 cups of ketchup.  My 12 quart sauce pot was over half full of juice and apples and onions and spices.  I did lose some solids when I forced the ketchup through a sieve twice.  Maybe a cup, and left some more on the sides of pots when I downsized during the sieving.

3 cups.

Used this recipe times four.

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3 thoughts on “Ketchup!

  1. Ha. I did this once many years ago when our kitchen garden and our field garden were both full of prolific tomato plants. And then I canned it all. Once was enough. It tasted great but life’s too short for the intensity of effort.


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