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Cranberry Conserve

I'm 95, and I still remember my grandmother from Germany making this lovely, delicious conserve for the holidays. She'd give it to family members and friends. It tastes great served as a relish alongside meat or even spread on biscuits. -Mildred Marsh Banker, Austin, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 pints

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, halved
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 oranges, peeled, sliced and quartered
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1-1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, orange zest, oranges, raisins and water. Cover and simmer over medium heat until cranberries are soft. Add pecans and sugar; stir well. Simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes, stirring often. Cool. Spoon into covered containers. Refrigerate. Serve as a relish with poultry or pork, or spread on biscuits or rolls.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 72 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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