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Tomato Catsup

Yield 3 pints


  • 1 gallon finely chopped, peeled tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup vinegar

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large stockpot; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Continue to boil, uncovered, 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Press tomato mixture through a sieve; return strained mixture to stockpot. Bring to a boil. Boil gently 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

  2. Quickly ladle catsup into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Cover with metal lids, and screw bands tight. Process catsup in boiling-water bath 20 minutes.

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