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1 1/2 teaspooons whole cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons broken cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 teaspoons salt(more or less)
Combine vinegar, cloves, cinnamon, allspice and celery seed in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.Let vinegar stand to absorb spices.
Cut tomatoes in quarters.
Combine onion and cayenne pepper.
Boil uncovered 20 minutes stirring occasionally to keep it from sticking.
Combine sugar and hot tomato juice in a large kettle.
Cook uncovered, stirring frequently until volume is halved(about 1 hour, 15 minutes)
Strain vinegar, discard spices.
Combine salt with spiced vinegar and add to boiling tomato mixture.
Continue boiling, uncovered, 30 minutes longer or until thick. Stir constantly.
Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal.
Last Updated: Thu, Feb 7, 2013