Small-Batch Brandied Cranberry Conserve (Canning)

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“Serve with roasted meats and game, or with baked Brie. A great holiday gift, using fresh or frozen cranberries. Nuts are optional, or substitute another type, like pine nuts. From "The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving".”
3 1/2 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Finely chop orange, peel and all, in a food processor (remove nay seeds first). Combine with cinnamon stick, cloves, water and lemon juice in a medium non-reactive saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat, reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon and cloves.
  2. Add cranberries and sugar. Return to a boil, reduce heat, sand simmer, uncovered and stirring frequently, until berries pop and mixture forms a light gel, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly, then stir in brandy and almonds.
  3. Ladle into hot half-pint jars and process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

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