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Homemade Fruit Ketchup

Ingredients
  Tart apples 4 Pound, peeled, cored, sliced (12 nos.)
  Onions 2 Medium, finely chopped (2")
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cider vinegar 5 Cup (80 tbs) (5% acid strength)
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (Canning or pickling)
  Dry mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1 Teaspoon, ground
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon, ground
  Allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
Directions

MAKING
1. In a 4 quart kettle, put together apples, onions and water; cook until apples are tender.
2. Pass mixture through a sieve for food mill.
3. Return mixture to the kettle and cook uncovered at medium heat for 1 hours until sauce is thick and rounds up on spoon and there is no separation of liquid and sauce.
4. Add coloring; if desired.

FINALISING
5. Into 3 hot pint jars, ladle mixture leaving 1/8 inch empty on top of the jar.
6. Using a clean and dry kitchen towel, wipe the rim of jar and adjust lid.
7. Into a canner of boiling water, place the jars and process for about 15 minutes; start noting processing time after water in the canner returns to boiling.
8. Remove jars and place over a clean towel.
9. Let the jars cool down and seal completely until they are self-sealing type.

SERVING
10. Serve Homemade Fruit Ketchup with children-€™s snacks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Canning
Dish: 
Sauce
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Apple
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids, Healthy
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes

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