Tammy's Homemade Ketchup



2 quarts tomato puree
1-1/3 cups white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons whole allspice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon powdered mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper


Combine the tomato puree, vinegar, and sugar in a large saucepot. Tie the allspice, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in cheesecloth. Add to the tomato mixture. Add the paprika, mustard, salt, and cayenne and cook slowly until thickened, about 45 to 60 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent the ketchup from sticking. Remove the spice bag. Pour the ketchup into hot jars, leaving a ¼-inch headspace. Adjust the caps. Process in a boiling-water bath for 15 minutes.


3 pints

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