Quick California-Style Ketchup

1 cup onion, diced
1/3 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 t. garlic, minced
1 - 6 oz. can tomato paste
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
1/4 t. cinnamon
1/8 t. coriander
1/8 t. nutmeg

In a food processor or blender, place the onion, apple juice concentrate, and garlic, and process for 1-2 minutes to form a smooth puree. Add the remaining ingredients and process an additional 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to one month. Use as an accompaniment on sandwiches or use in place of store-bought ketchup in your favorite recipes.

Yield: 1 Cup


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