1950s Recipes + Menus

Cranberry Ketchup

The Way We Cooked: Vintage Gourmet

November 1957

Wash and stem 10 cups cranberries. Add vinegar to cover, bring the liquid to a boil, and cook the berries until they are soft. Press the mixture through a fine sieve or force it through a food mill, and add 2 1/2 cups sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon ground cloves. Simmer the ketchup until it is thick, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Pour the hot ketchup into sterilized jars and seal the jars.

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