Tomato Sauce

Reliable and easy to make - this recipe makes a small batch and is the recipe I demonstrated at the Kai Auckland Hui.

​1.7kg tomatoes, chopped

1/2 kg apples, peeled and chopped

3 onions, chopped

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 cups malt vinegar

1 Tbsp salt

1/2 tsp black peppercorns

1/2 tsp whole allspice

1 tsp whole cloves

​Put the allspice, peppercorns and cloves into a muslin bag.

Tie the bag with plain string and leave a large loop to hang around the pot handle.

​In a large pot place chopped tomatoes, apples, malt vinegar and salt.

loop the muslin bag over the handle and hang in the liquid.

​Gently heat the mix until the tomatoes and apples are soft.

Remove the muslin bag.

Put the tomato mixture through a mulee or a sieve to remove skins and seeds and return to the pot.

Heat again and add the sugar.

When the sugar is dissolved it is ready for bottling.