Cranberry Conserve – Great With Thanksgiving Turkey!


Yield: 4-5 cups



1 lb fresh cranberries

1 cup water

1 ½ cups granulated sugar

1 whole orange, seeds removed and chopped (about 1 cup)

1 cup peeled and chopped golden delicious apple

1 cup peeled and chopped pear

1 cup golden raisins

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

¾ cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted


In a medium heavy saucepan combine cranberries and water and cook until the berries burst, about 10 minutes.  Add all other ingredients, except pecans and cook, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens, approximately 25 minutes.  Add nuts, stir to combine and allow to cool.  Transfer to a nonreactive bowl or jar and refrigerate.