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#1 of 8 Old 09-17-2008, 07:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I would love to get a few favorite recipes!

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I just tried this one Monday. I like it! It was my first ketchup making experiment and it turned out really good. I didn't have enough tomatoes for a full batch so I just scaled it down and kind of guessed at amounts and it still worked. It's even a bit spicy. Yum!
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We use a recipe similiar to the one listed above, and you'll never buy ketchup at the store again. Just wanted to let you know that homemade ketchup will not keep in your refridgerator indefinately, so I can in half pint jars. My family goes through one half pint every 1.5-2 weeks, so we never waste ketchup. The first year, we packed in pints, and I threw out a lot of moldy ketchup...
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Thanks for the recipe! I read through it and I'm wondering... does it really need to be pressure canned? I don't have one (yet) and a friend of mine cans tomato sauce w/o a water bath (just boiling the tomatoes). I was surprised to see it stated that tomatoes aren't acidic enough on their own?

As you can see I'm a total amateur. I'm wanting to make it today (in the little jars, thanks for the tip melmel!) so any words of wisdom anyone wants to offer would be greatly appreciated :

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I got my recipe from www.Jamieoliver.com and love it! it is sweet, spicy etc... :

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I did mine in a water bath. The recipe I used has vinegar in it too so I'm assuming that's what made it ok for water bath canning. I'm a total noob too, but I just finished eating some of my ketchup and I'm contemplating getting more tomatoes tomorrow at the farmers market, because it is sooo good and I only have 3 8oz jars.
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I did mine in a hot water bath too, though like pps it included vinegar. I think I got the recipe from The Joy of Pickling (excellent book!). I would look around for a recipe you can use in a hot water bath. IMO, I wouldn't get out the pressure canner unless absolutely necessary!
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