Yield
7 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

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