Homemade ketchup without thickeners: what to make

Tetiana KoziukLS Food
Recipe for thick homemade tomato and apple ketchup. Source: Pixabay

This homemade ketchup is a great alternative to all the usual sauces. Its advantage is that it goes well with almost all dishes, and is made from just two main ingredients: tomatoes and apples. The consistency of the sauce is quite thick - you don't even need thickeners.

Food blogger Marina Novikova (marisha_recepti) shared a recipe for thick ketchup on her Instagram page that doesn't require thickeners.

Recipe for thick homemade ketchup made from tomatoes and apples


  • tomatoes - 2 kg
  • apples - 250 g
  • onions - 250 g
  • sweet pepper - 1 pc
  • hot pepper - 1\4 pods
  • garlic - 4 cloves
  • salt - 3\4 tbsp
  • sugar - 150 g
  • vinegar 9% - 50-75 ml
  • cinnamon - 1\4 tbsp
  • sweet paprika - 3\4 tbsp
  • cloves - 4 pcs
  • bay leaves - 4 pcs
Tomato ketchup recipe for the winter

Method of preparation:

1. First, prepare the vegetables: peel and cut them into medium-sized pieces.

2. Put all the vegetables in a saucepan, bring to a boil and cook for 1.5 hours.

3. After that, it is advisable to blend the vegetables with a blender and be sure to grind them through a sieve.

Thick tomato and apple ketchup

4. Add all the spices to the mixture. Put it on and bring to a boil, cook for another 30 minutes.

5. At the end, add vinegar and cook for a few more minutes.

6. Pour the finished ketchup into sterile jars and seal.

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