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Bright Red Tomato Sauce

By Chelsea Sugar
Bright Red Tomato Sauce
1 serving
  • 12 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cooking time 2 hrs
  • Serves
    1
Ingredients

    6 kg ripe red tomatoes
    4 apples
    2 onions
    2 Tbsp allspice
    2 cloves garlic (1 tsp crushed)
    1 1/2 kg Chelsea White Sugar
    1/4 cup salt
    ground black pepper
    1 litre malt vinegar

Method

    Wash and chop tomatoes and apples, skins included. Chop onions. Tie allspice and garlic in a muslin bag. Boil all ingredients together slowly for two hours, stirring frequently. When cool, discard muslin bag and put sauce through a sieve, or use a food processor. Bottle in warm, sterilised bottles when cool.

    Refrigerate the sauce and use it within a week or freeze it for up to 3 months. Properly sterilised canned tomato sauce can be stored in the pantry for at least 1 year.

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Reviews

Average Rating
4.512
(12 reviews)


Flavour better than shop bought sauce. But added only half a kg of sugar after reading comments was plenty sweet enough but I had very ripe tomatoes.

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The family love it more than Watties sauce!

Way too much sugar, turns out very sweet - too sweet, more like a jam than a source. Next time I'll half the sugar amount.

How long would you recommend water bathing this in 1 pint jars?
CHELSEA: water bathing not necessary for this recipe. Too easy!

Disappointing. Way too much sugar. I usually love the recipes on this site. I wasted my home grown tomatoes and time on this.

I was given some overripe tomatoes so made this sauce. I halved the quantity of ingredients and added some fresh ginger & chilli for extra flavour. The colour and texture of this tasty sauce is excellent and it was not difficult to make.
CHELSEA SUGAR:
Thanks Chris for your feedback, your addition of fresh ginger and chilli sounds wonderful!

Is it possible to can this recipe so I can get more shelf life ??
Thanks
Chelsea Sugar:
The sauce could be stored in sterilised jars to prolong shelf life.

i have just started to make pickled onions, tomato relish and sauce and still learning. how long a shelf life would this red tomato sauce last or do all the bottles made need to be kept in the fridge. I was looking at recipes for pasta sauce in other sites and found they needed a water bath or further special bottling. this recipe looks great, just like the other recipes on this site

First time making my own tomato sauce and so pleased I chose this recipe!! The fussy kids love it!!

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How long can u keep the sauce for? Do you need to refrigerate it?
CHELSEA: Hi there, we would recommend refrigerating it (especially after opening). It should last 2-3 months if refrigerated.

An old fashioned favourite that my mother used to make

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Fabulolus - been using it for years! will never use another recipe for tomato sauce - Rachel Vogan

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