Just made this last night and it is easy to make and absolutely beautiful. I love the pecans and cranberries, so I added a little more and reduced the sugar by a cup. I am looking forward to trying this on a pork chop recipe that I have and see how it turns out. I will let you know.
I have made some changes to this and plan on cutting back even more on the sugar. I have cut out 1 cup but I know it could use a little less still. I would like to add some spice on the next batch as well.
1Combine cranberries & apple juice in a large pan; Heat until just hot then remove from heat. Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare your jelly jars in hot water canner.
2Next add the chopped apples & lemon juice to cranberry mixture. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Gradually stir in the granulated and brown sugar. Add butter, if using. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
3Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Stir in pectin and return to a full rolling boil. Stirring constantly, boil for exactly 1 minute. Stir in the chopped pecans. Skim off any foam, if necessary.
4Remove jars from the hot water and fill with conserve, leaving about 1/4 inch headspace. Use a small spatula to remove any air bubbles from the conserve. With a damp paper towel, wipe any spills from jar rims and threads. Place lids on jars and process in a boiling hot water bath for 10 minutes. Remove jars to counter and let cool completely. Makes 6 to 8 half-pint jars.
Note: If using pint jars, process for 15 minutes.
5Had this on some mini tea biscuits this morning and it was delish!