Hawthorn berry ketchup

60 minutes


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


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
Take off the heat and pour the contents of the pan through a sieve to remove any stones and tough pieces of skin
Transfer the liquid to a clean pan with the sugar and place over a low heat, stirring often to dissolve the sugar
Once dissolved, bring to the boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes more, until syrup-like and reduced
Season the syrup to taste with salt and pepper, then transfer to sterilised bottles. The syrup is good to use for 1 year