Cherry Ketchup

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Cherry Ketchup

Cherry Ketchup

If you think that ketchup is made only from tomatoes, think again! Tart fruit can be simmered into delicious lightly spiced ketchup that makes a fine condiment for just about any poultry or meat.

Serves 21

Prep Time 10 min

Total Time 30 min.


  • 1 10-ounce p frozen pitted cherries, (not in syrup)
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Combine pitted cherries, dried cherries, vinegar, water, garlic, sugar, ginger, allspice, cardamom, cinnamon and cayenne in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly. Transfer to a blender. Cover the lid with a kitchen towel. Holding lid securely in place, blend until smooth. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.) Transfer the ketchup to a small bowl.