cranberry conserves

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By Peggi Anne Tebben
from Granbury, TX

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.

method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For cranberry conserves

  • 3/4 c
    chopped & seeded orange (1 medium)
  • 2 c
    water or orange juice or a combination there of. i use half water and half orange juice
  • 1 bag
    cranberries
  • 1/2 c
    raisins
  • 3 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
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How To Make cranberry conserves

  • 1
    Combine orange and water or orange juice and a large saucepot. Cook rapidly until peel is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • 2
    Stir in cranberries & raisins. Add 1/2 c water or OJ if necessary. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved.
  • 3
    Bring slowly to a boil. Cook rapidly, almost to gelling point, about 6 minutes.
  • 4
    As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking.
  • 5
    Add nuts & cook 5 more minutes; stir well.
  • 6
    Ladle hot conserves into hot jars, leaving 1/4” headspace. Adjust two-piece caps.
  • 7
    Process 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner.
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