The definition of conserves is as follows: Usually a combination of 2 or more fruits, often with dried fruit and nuts, cooked with sugar. Conserves usually have a chunky texture and are served often with cheeses and meats. I like eating it at Thanksgiving and Christmas as the cranberry sauce.
Ingredients For cranberry conserves
chopped & seeded orange (1 medium)
water or orange juice or a combination there of. i use half water and half orange juice
coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
How To Make cranberry conserves
Combine orange and water or orange juice and a large saucepot. Cook rapidly until peel is tender, about 20 minutes.
Stir in cranberries & raisins. Add 1/2 c water or OJ if necessary. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved.
Bring slowly to a boil. Cook rapidly, almost to gelling point, about 6 minutes.
As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking.
Add nuts & cook 5 more minutes; stir well.
Ladle hot conserves into hot jars, leaving 1/4” headspace. Adjust two-piece caps.
Process 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner.
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