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Cherry Chipotle Not-Ketchup

Cherry Chipotle "Not Ketchup"

Ripe fresh fruit, sweet onions, pure apple cider vinegar, unprocessed sweeteners like honey and palm sugar: I had visions of brightly colored bottles of my all-natural, completely unprocessed sauces lining supermarket shelves.

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Calories 97 kcal
Author Erika Kerekes


  • 1 pound Bing cherries pitted (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup palm sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried ground chipotle powder


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the cherry mixture to a boil, turn down the heat a little, and simmer briskly about 45 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to make sure the Not Ketchup isn’t sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  3. When the Not Ketchup looks thickened and glossy, pour it into a clean jar or bottle and store in the refrigerator. Use within 1 month.