A healthy, slightly sweet and tangy homemade Apple Ketchup that is sugar free, very flavorful and can be used in and on so many dishes. Everyone’s favorite condiment just got a flavor boost that is a little different.

A pop-top jar filled with curry ketchup with a homemade label with an apple

We all can agree, ketchup is good for just about anything and it probably is the worlds most popular condiment (hello French fries) but did you know there are flavored ketchups out there?

Probably the 2nd most popular to regular ketchup (or tomato sauce as we like to call it in England) is curry ketchup.

Speaking of curry ketchup, I do have a recipe that I serve with my Mini Pork Apple & Sage Sausage Rolls. That I really think you need to check out also.

Overhead of jars of apple ketchup with red apples

I made this apple ketchup as a topping and a side to Pork, Apple and Sage Meatloaf (see below). When I decided I wanted a tomato sauce to complement the ingredients in the meatloaf, I gave this apple ketchup a try, and liked it.

Pork apple and sage meatloaf right out of the oven with fresh sage leaves

So easy to make, this homemade ketchup is so versatile, you can use it in and on burgers, grilled chicken, really anywhere you would use regular ketchup.

Here’s the step-by-step: The recipe starts with softening onions. Grated apples (and their juices) are what gives this ketchup natural sweetness. I used honey crisp because they’re in season and the sweetest right now, but you can use what’s available to you. 

The grated apple is cooked with the onions, tomato paste, vinegar and tomato sauce is added, cooked for 15 minutes, blend and you have a delicious ketchup.

I would say there are probably countless ketchup variation you can make, so, watch this channel. I may surprise you with more.

Vibrant red ketchup in a jar with fresh apples behind

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Yield: 4 -6

Apple Ketchup

Homemade apple ketchup in a jar

A healthy, homemade apple ketchup that is sugar free, very flavorful and can be used in and on so many dishes. Everyone's favorite condiment just got a flavor boost for a ketchup that is a little different.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 2 red apples, cored, peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 -15 ounce (425 grams) can chopped tomatoes (with no seasoning added)


  1. To a large saucepan over medium heat add olive oil. Add the chopped onion and sauté for about 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Add the grated garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the grated apple, salt and pepper. Stir until mixed with the onions for about 1 minute until apples are softened. Add the tomato paste and stir into the onion and spices. Add the white wine vinegar (stand back and do not breathe in the fumes) and stir to mix. Add the tomato sauce and mix well.
  3. Simmer for 15 minutes until it is thick and the constancy of ketchup. If it gets too thick, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  4. Blend in the blender or use an immersion blender to make smooth.
  5. Transfer to a sealed container and refrigerated. It should keep up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 88Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 278mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 4gSugar 12gProtein 2g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.