Monday, June 2, 2014

Fig and Cranberry Conserve , Pear and Cranberry Conserve

I'm always in pursuit of Holiday recipes. Here are two that I found in my vintage recipe file. We will definitely make these in the fall and for Christmas.

Fig and Cranberry Conserve:

1/2 C Dried Figs, cut into quarters.
2 C Fresh Cranberries
1 TBS chopped Fresh Mint
1/2 C Good English Orange or Grapefruit  or Lime Marmalade
1 TBS Balsamic Vinegar

In a Food Processor:
Pulse Figs into fairly large chunks
Add Cranberries and pulse until the mixture has a coarse texture. You want to have some good sized chunks.

Transfer to a mixing bowl.
Fold in the Mint by hand.

In a small bowl:
Balsamic Vinegar
Whisk well.
Add to the Cranberry/Fig bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Transfer to a canning jar and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

It makes a great Holiday Gift for neighbors and friends.
Cover the lids with circles of Christmas fabric, tied with raffia or red and green twine. Make homemade gift tags and attach them to the raffia or twine.

Peace in the Kitchen!

Pear and Cranberry Conserve:

6 C roughly chopped ripe, but still firm Pears, peeled and cored, about 6.
1 pound of Fresh Cranberries
4 C Granulated Sugar
1 1/4 C Water
2 TBS fresh Orange Juice and the zest of 1 Orange
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp All Spice

In a large Stock Pot , Bring to a boil over medium heat:
Orange Juice
Orange Zest
All Spice
Stirring occasional until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes.
Continue stirring.
The Conserve should begin to thicken.
Remove from heat, transfer to canning jars and cool completely.
Refrigerate before serving.

Follow directions above to make Holiday gifts.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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