Blueberry Ketchup

"BOOKMARKS Putting Up Fruit: Recipes for canning, drying and freezing" by Michael Hastings. Recipe from "Put 'em Up! Fruit" by Sherri Brooks Vinton. Winston-Salem Journal: Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

Yield: 3 servings ( Serving Size: cups )
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  • 2 shallots, unpeeled
  • 1 teaspoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 quart(s) blueberries (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup(s) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup(s) red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) freshly grated ginger
  • 1 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. 2. Coat the shallots with the oil and bundle in a double thickness of aluminum foil. Place the bundle on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for about one hour until the shallots are tender when pierced with a knife. When cool enough to handle, peel and dice.
  3. 3. Combine the roasted shallots with the blueberries, sugar, vinegar, ginger, garlic, allspice and cinnamon in a large, nonreactive pot and slowly bring to a boil, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Reduce the heat and simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender or regular blender.
  4. 4. To refrigerate: cool, cover and refrigerate for up to three weeks. To can: Ladle the ketchup into clean, hot 4-ounce or half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-inch of headspace between the top of the ketchup and the lid. Run a bubble tool along the inside of the glass to release trapped air. Wipe the rims clean; center the lids on the jars and screw on jar bands until they are just fingertip-tight. Process the jars by submerging them in boiling water to cover by 2 inches for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, remove the canner lid and let the jars rest in the water for 5 minutes. Remove the jars and set aside for 24 hours. Check the seals, then store in a cool, dark place for up to one year.
September 2013

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