Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tomato Sauce - Homemade

When looking for a  sugar free/ wheat free tomato sauce I found a recipe at Deanne's Blog that seemed quite doable for me.
Since then I have adapted the recipe to suit us.
We are onto my second batch and the first batch lasted nearly 4 weeks and made about 3 and 1/2 litres.

However it isn't anything like the bought sauce and my bought sauce fans are't as keen as the others, but still like it just not in the same addicted way they ate the old sauce.
In fact my non-sauce eaters have not taken to eating more than the others in the family!

Tomato Sauce

3kgs ripe tomatoes
900g apples
500g onions
3 cloves garlic
1 Coconut Sugar  (I will try honey soon as well)
2 T salt
1 long red Chilli
½ T cloves
½ T peppercorns
1 T curry powder
2 ½ C vinegar

1. Cut tomatoes into chunks
2. Core and cut into chunks the apples (no need to peel them, I haven't and they are fantastic)
3. Cut up garlic and chilli
4. Put the above ingredients and the others into a large pot
5. Boil gently until soft
6. I have just left mine overnight and then put through the food processor
7. Put into what ever container you have.
8. Don't expect it to last too long...it is delicious
This is our first attempt at the sauce in the jugs just before putting it in bottles
I have now put our sauce in a little bowl and we are using a spoon to serve it out with.
Hopefully this will stop the 'oops I poured too much on.....wink, wink, nudge, nudge' approach that we have had with this sauce.

I guess that proves the point that it is very scrumptious!!

Blessings to you and your homes,


Unknown said...

Well done Gae, I am waiting for tomatoes to be a bit cheaper and I too will make a sugar free version. It never lasts long here!

Rebecca said...

I just tried to make sauce yesterday and it was an epic fail, I will give yours a go. Thanks for the post.

Caroline said...

Gae, do you know if this is what we call "ketchup" in the US? It looks more like a condiment than the Italian style tomato sauce I make. I'm looking forward to trying it, as we haven't found any decent substitutes here for store-bought ketchup and I'd really prefer not to use the sugar-laden, chemical version at the stores. The organic type isn't much better as it has tons of sugar, too.


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