Spring Conserve

Prep Time:

2-3 Hours

Cook Time:

Process ½ Pints for:
15 minutes at 0 – 1,000 feet
20 minutes at 1,001 – 3,000 feet
25 minutes at 3,001 – 6,000 feet
30 minutes at 6,001 + feet

Serves:

7 1/2 Pints

Level:

Beginner

About the Recipe

This Conserve is sweet, yet light in flavor with a bit of texture from the pecans. The fruits balance each other out. Really yummy and is a favorite of my mother!

Ingredients

1 ½ C Canned Crushed Pineapple, Including Juice

1 ½ C Strawberries, Crushed & Hulled

1 ¼ C Rhubarb, finely chopped

½ C Golden Raisins

1 Lemon, grated, zested and juiced

1 Tbls Pectin

6 ½ C Sugar

½ C Pecans, chopped


Tools Needed:

Knives

Funnel

Spatula

Ladle

Jar Lifter

Lid Lifter

Headspace tool

Chopstick

Whisk

Citrus Squeezer

Zester


Preparation

  1. Prepare canner, jars and lids

  2. In a large, deep stainless steel saucepan, combine pineapple, strawberries, rhubarb, raisins and lemon zest and juice. Whisk in pectin until dissolved. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Add sugar all at once and return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in pecans. Remove from heat and skim off foam.

  3. Ladle hot conserve into hot jars, leaving ¼ headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot conserve. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight.

  4. Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and process for 15 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store.


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