Rating: 4.35 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

A tasty, tomato-flavored recipe which can also be used as a base for other sauces. This non-cooking recipe maintains the flavor and nutrition of the tomato paste, but adds a subtle blend of complementing flavors.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the tomato paste, apple juice concentrate, and vinegar together in a glass bowl. Pour the water into the bowl and continue stirring until smooth. Add the paprika, salt, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, allspice, and cumin; stir to combine. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before using.

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Nutrition Facts

16 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 3.9g; fat 0.1g; sodium 120.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2012
What a great recipe! I didn't have apple juice concentrate, so I subbed 1 Tbl honey and added 1/2 cup minus 1 Tbl of water (in addition to the 3/4 cup in the recipe). I increased the vinegar slightly to add a little acidity that I thought might be missing without the apple juice conc (I used 4 tsp of apple cider vinegar in place of 1 Tbl white vinegar. And I used smoked paprika in place of regular. This is a keeper! Read More
(37)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2018
We ran out of ketchup and decided to try this. First of all this makes only about 3C not 4C. I had to keep adding vinegar to get to he desired taste probably about 1/8 -1/4C. Next time I will double the seasonings. Works O.K. for a substitute but I will keep working on this to get the right flavors. I found one to try: Chef John's Homemade Ketchup here on this site. Read More
(8)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2012
What a great recipe! I didn't have apple juice concentrate, so I subbed 1 Tbl honey and added 1/2 cup minus 1 Tbl of water (in addition to the 3/4 cup in the recipe). I increased the vinegar slightly to add a little acidity that I thought might be missing without the apple juice conc (I used 4 tsp of apple cider vinegar in place of 1 Tbl white vinegar. And I used smoked paprika in place of regular. This is a keeper! Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2012
Very good recipe quick easy and very tasty. However to those who are avoiding sugar to be clear any kind of juice concentrate has A LOT of sugar. Concentrate refers to the way it is made. The fruit is put into a huge maceration chamber where several bags of granulated sugar are added to the fruit and left there for sometimes months at a time. The reason why this is done is so that these companies can offer the product year round. Bacteria and other pathogens will not grow in sugar so they're able to pile on crop after crop of fruit without a loss. So don't think there is no sugar in this recipe. There is some. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
Excellent. The kids don't want the ketchup from the store now. Without the apple juice it would make a great bloody mary mix too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Great sugar-free alternative. Super flavor. I made one batch tasted it and then made two more batches! I'm also avoiding salt and it has lots of flavor without the salt. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2018
We ran out of ketchup and decided to try this. First of all this makes only about 3C not 4C. I had to keep adding vinegar to get to he desired taste probably about 1/8 -1/4C. Next time I will double the seasonings. Works O.K. for a substitute but I will keep working on this to get the right flavors. I found one to try: Chef John's Homemade Ketchup here on this site. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2010
It's easy and tastes great. Not Heinz but you can't really expect that out of a homemade ketchup. I love that it doesn't have corn syrup in it as I am trying to get away from so much corn syrup in our food (hence the homemade ketchup.) Thank you for this recipe! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
I highly recommend this recipe as a "base" recipe for your ketchup. Does not really require tweaking as far as taste. I did add a little extra liquid (vinegar and water) to reach my desired consistency. Start off with suggested ingredients then as as desired. I did add a bit more onion. My family loved this ketchup!! I will be making it again possibly adding a bit of jalepeno for a kick! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2010
Prepared it as per the recipe; tasted before putting it in the frig for 4 hours. So very good we can't wait to taste again after it has been sitting for 4 hours. First thought it tasted like pizza sauce or spagetti sauce but the after flavor was ketchup. I think this is a winner for our house. Also love the fact that it uses apple juice just make sure your apple juice has no added sugar. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2012
R. Holland knows what he/she is doing. This looks and taste like my grandmothers old time Ketchup recipe. I am a professional Pitmaster BBQ competition cook. I will use this Ketchup in my next event. Thanks! Read More
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