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Cranberry Ketchup

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour + cooling

Makes

1-1/2 cups

This recipe was handed down to me from my mother. It may sound like a strange combination of flavors, but once you try it, you won’t want to go back to regular ketchup. —Jerome Wiese, Bemidji, Minnesota
Cranberry Ketchup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 4 whole allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, onion and water. Cook over medium heat until the berries pop, about 15 minutes. Cool slightly. Transfer to a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Return to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, 20 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in sugar, vinegar and salt. Place cinnamon, allspice, mustard seed and peppercorns on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add to cranberry mixture. Cook and stir 25-30 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Discard spice bag. Cool ketchup. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon: 35 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.

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