Hawthorn berry ketchup

10
60 minutes

Ingredients

Hawthorn berry ketchup

  • 500g of hawthorn berry
  • 300ml of cider vinegar
  • 300ml of water
  • 170g of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Method

1
To begin, remove the berries from the stalks and wash well with cold water. Add to a large pan with the water and vinegar, then bring to the boil. Allow to simmer for approximately half an hour, until the skins of the berries begin to burst
2
Take off the heat and pour the contents of the pan through a sieve to remove any stones and tough pieces of skin
3
Transfer the liquid to a clean pan with the sugar and place over a low heat, stirring often to dissolve the sugar
4
Once dissolved, bring to the boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes more, until syrup-like and reduced
5
Season the syrup to taste with salt and pepper, then transfer to sterilised bottles. The syrup is good to use for 1 year