Has anyone made tomato butter?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by 2DogsFarm, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    While visiting a friend we found an old recipe book of her Mom's with a recipe for tomato butter.
    Since I bought a 1/2 bushel of canning tomatoes I'll probably try this recipe with some of them.

    It directs you to "grind" tomatoes & onions and combine with brown sugar, vinegar and spices (cinnamon, allspice & ?) then simmer until thick.

    I've had storebought tomato marmalade and wondered if this will come out similar.
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Sounds like ketchup to me.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    A.T. Hagan :

    Sounds like ketchup to me.

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  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    oh poo. I was getting all excited thinking that I needed to try that... and Mr. Hagan set me right back in my seat. I think he's right. [​IMG]
     
  5. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
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    But ketchup is good!
     
  6. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    The spices, though, aren't in ketchup. I've heard of tomato marmalade. I'm wondering if this is more like a thick tomato sauce - more like apple butter consistency. It also depends on how much sugar the recipe calls for. A little bit would indicate something like ketchup or tomato sauce. A lot would indicate something more along the line of marmalade/butter.

    Good luck! I think it sounds wonderful.
     
  7. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
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  8. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    Def too much sugar for ketchup (catsup?) - by the amount called for it sounds like the consistency would be more like a fruit butter - spreadable.

    The tomato marmalade recipe sounds similar except the fruit is left in chunks & no citrus.

    I may try a test-batch using a few ripe tomatoes I still have out & if I really like it I have a freezer full of tomatoes to use.

    If it's tasty enough it would make a good Christmas present along with a nice loaf of beer bread.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011
  9. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Quote:yup. It is my favorite vegetable. But, I prefer store bought. [​IMG]
    Some things in life are better when someone else makes it for you.
    Like a BLT. Those are always better when some sets on in front of you and you didn't have to make it yourself.

    ..even better when they clean up! [​IMG]
     
  10. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Georgia
    Is your second favorite vegetable french fries? If so, you might be my wife's long lost twin sister. She is a Floridian too.

    If I tried to make ketchup I would be grievously disappointed if it didn't taste like Heinz. So why bother?

    2DogsFarm, don't forget me at Christmas time. I would certainly appreciate a gift of bread and tomato stuff. Nobody ever gives me nothing!
     

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