230 :: 365

DATE: 08/18/2009
FRUIT: 4 quarts of celebrity tomato puree
COST: $10
RECIPE: based on this recipe but with 1.25 T salt, .5 T celery seed, and 1.25 c sugar. I pureed the tomatoes in the food processor and then cooked them all with the vegetables before I pureed them more with the immersion blender. Then I sent it through the food grinder. I also did the second reduction on the stove, I think the crockpot is a good idea but I already had a dirty pot so why dirty the crockpot too?
YIELD: 3 pints
TASTE: good, I did a side-by-side with the commercial ketchup and I think next time I’ll use less celery seed



  1. jyll said

    Do you pressure can your tomato products? I have a recipe for soup that is not tomato based but has chopped tomatoes in it and I was concerned that in order to can it, I would need to seal it in a pressure cooker. What are your thoughts?

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  3. Sean said

    I’m the founder/moderator for Punk Domestics (, a community site for those of use obsessed with, er, interested in DIY food. It’s sort of like Tastespotting, but specific to the niche. I’d love for you to submit this to the site. Good stuff!

  4. Paige said

    I just made my first batch of ketchup over the weekend as well! It was so fun and I loved the taste. Here’s my August canjam submittal: Nicely spicy peach salsa:

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