Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Grand maman's Ketchup aux Fruits - continuing the French Canadian tradition

This ketchup evokes wonderful memories of traditional Christmas dinners and my mom's ketchup aux fruits.  It's a tradition worth continuing and I am happy to keep making it every fall.

You'll need all the fall favourites: tomatoes, peaches, pears etc.  It's easy to make and always a popular Christmas hostess gift.  


To make approximately 14 500ml jars.


 20            red tomatoes, peeled, cored and diced

 6              peaches, peeled and diced

 6              pears, peeled and diced

 6              onions, diced

 1              head of celery, diced

 4 cups      apple cider vinegar

 4 cups      sugar

 3 tbsp       pickling salt

 2               sweet green peppers, diced

 2               sweet red peppers, diced

 1               hot pepper, finely diced

 3 tbsp        pickling spice


Place all of the diced ingredients in a large pot, along with the vinegar, sugar and salt.  Place the pickling spice in a piece of cheesecloth, tie it up and add to the pot.  Cook for approximately 2 1/2 hours at a low simmer, stirring often.

Ladle the ketchup into clean canning jars.  Wipe the rims, place the two piece lids onto the jars and place in a steamer canner (or boiling water bath) for 15 minutes.

2021 plan: sold out 14

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