This recipe suggests using the water bath canning method. If you are not familiar with the water bath canning method watch our water bath canning video workshop. Always make sure you are following all safety guidelines outlined by the USDA when canning anything.
If you set out to capture summer in a bottle, this ketchup might be the end result. Golden tomatoes, reduced by half and then by half again, and peaches, sweet and ripe and full of natural sugars, combine to form this strikingly bright and beautiful ketchup.
To give you some idea of what you're creating, we have spread this on toast. One of us (ahem) may even have eaten it out of a jar with a spoon. Not that we're recommending that, exactly. We're just letting you know what you're getting into, here. It is also perfect on burgers, or a cheese board.
No added sugar, just the sweet fleeting summer sweeten this delight.
Makes: 4 half pints
Time: Approximately 3 hours
Place all spices together in a spice bag or tie together in a piece of cheese cloth.
Combine tomatoes, peaches, spice bundle and apple cider vinegar in a heavy bottomed stock pot over med-high heat - a jam pan also works wonders for this. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Meanwhile sauté onions over low heat until well caramelized or at least 15 minutes. Stir often, being very careful not to burn. The longer they cook over low heat the richer the flavor will be. Add garlic to caramelized onions and sauté for 2 minutes until fragrant.
Add onion mixture to hot tomato mixture and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until reduced by half.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Run mixture through a fine sieved food mill over a large bowl to remove seeds and skins.
Return sieved mixture to washed stock pot and simmer, stirring constantly until reduced by half.
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