Pear Ketchup

This recipe comes from Sue Dengate's 'Fed Up' book and is credited to someone called 'Birgit'.  That credit appears many times throughout the book, including a Pear Jam which is available commercially.  Which reminds me, I must make that jam again.

Anyway, this is what we use in place of Tomato Sauce.

  • 1 large can of Pears in syrup
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Citric Acid
  • 1 tsp Salt

  • Put syrup into TMX bowl (leave the measuring cup lid out) and cook until reduced by half 100 degrees, 8-10 minutes, Speed 3
  • Add all ingredients and cook for 20 minutes on 100 degrees Speed2 (MC out)
  • When pear is thoroughly cooked and soft, put MC back on and puree by slowly going up to Speed 7 for 10 seconds.
  • Keeps well in small lots in the freezer, while using one lot in a regular sauce bottle from your fridge

If you want to make chutney, just don't puree it.