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Quick and Easy Ketchup Recipe
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Quick and Easy Ketchup

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    4 hrs 10 mins


  1. 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 12, 2010

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.


18 Ratings

Jul 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.

Oct 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!

Apr 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.

Feb 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!

Oct 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.

Aug 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!


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  • Calories
  • 16 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.9 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 121 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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