Ketchup by alex

Source: Insider's Recipes Master Edition


2 qts. tomato puree 1 1/3 cups vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons whole allspice 2 sticks cinnamon 1 teaspoon whole cloves 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Combine puree, vinegar and sugar in a large sauce pot. Tie whole spices in a cheesecloth bag. Add to tomato mixture; add remaining ingredients and coook slowly until as thick as desired, about 45 to 60 minutes. As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking. Remove spice bag. Pour hot into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Adjust caps. process 15 minutes in boiling water bath. Yeilds about 1 pints.