Home Made Tomato Sauce
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  • 9 kg ripe sauce tomatoes
  • 1.5 kg tart apples
  • 1.5 kg onions
  • 125 gm garlic
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 30 gm whole ginger
  • 250 gm salt
  • 2 kg sugar
  • 30 gm whole allspice
  • 60 gm whole cloves
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 1.5 L brown vinegar
  1. Peel and cut onions fairly finely. Cut apples into chunky pieces, skin, core and all. Cut tomatoes roughly. Peel and grate garlic. Slice whole ginger. Mix ground ginger with a little water to form a paste. Combine all these ingredients in giant pan and simmer for 3.5 hours. Stand aside and leave over night.
  2. Next day press through a sieve (or push through a mouli like I did - I found I got a great yield using a mouli).
  3. Return smooth puree to the pan, add sugar, salt, vinegar, cayenne and a muslin bag containing whole cloves and allspice. Bring to the boil, keep at steady boil for 50 to 60 minutes, stirring regularly. Bottle hot, in hot sterilized bottles.
I made about 14 bottles, you can halve the recipe.
Recipe by The Life of Clare at http://www.thelifeofclare.com.au/home-made-tomato-sauce/