Pioneer Ketchup

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If you can't make it to Quebec's Winter Carnival, this chutneylike mixture will bring a taste of it to you. Serve it with beef, pork, or - as the Québeçois like it - with a pâté.
7 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)


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6 medium tomatoes, peeled and quartered (3 pounds)
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon whole allspice
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick, broken
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups finely chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 medium Rome apples, peeled and quartered
1 medium pear, peeled and quartered
1 (8.25-ounce) can sliced peaches in light syrup, drained


Place a colander in a 2-quart glass measure or medium bowl. Place tomatoes in colander; sprinkle salt over tomatoes. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 12 hours. Discard liquid.

Place cloves, allspice, and cinnamon on a small piece of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie with string to make a pouch.

Combine the tomatoes, cheesecloth pouch, sugar, and remaining ingredients in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook, uncovered, 1 1/2 hours, stirring frequently. Discard the cheesecloth pouch.

Note: Pioneer Ketchup can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 72
Caloriesfromfat 4 %
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 18.4 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 260 mg
Calcium 9 mg