Mixed Fruit: Cranberry Cherry Comserve

posted by Mai 11-07-102 12:44 PM

Cranberry Cherry Conserve

4 cups cleaned cranberries, coarsely chopped
4 cups sugar
2 cups dried sweet cherries, coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped pecans
1 orange
1 cup seedless raisins
2 cups water
1 pouch liquid pectin

Prepare home canning jars and lids according to manufacturer's instructions. Cut up orange, remove seeds and finely chop or grind in a food processor or blender.

Combine cranberries, cherries, orange and water in a large (six to eight quart) sauce pot. Simmer over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sugar, pecans and raisins and bring to a full, rolling boil. Boil hard one minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in liquid pectin.

Carefully pour hot conserve into hot jars, one at a time, leaving one-fourth inch head space. Wipe jar rim clean, place lid on and screw band down evenly and firmly. Place closed jar in canner. Repeat for each jar. Process 15 minutes, plus one additional minute for each 1,000 feet above sea level, in a boiling water bath canner. Yield: about six 12 ounce jars.

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