Apple Pear & Walnut Conserve Recipe
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Apple Pear & Walnut Conserve Recipe

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Fruit and walnuts pair beautifully in this homemade spread. It’s wonderful on toast, pound cake…even scoops of vanilla ice cream.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES: 64 servings


  • 4 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
  • 4 cups finely chopped peeled ripe pears
  • 3 clementines, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 packages (1-3/4 ounces each) powdered fruit pectin
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 95 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 22g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, bring apples, pears, clementines and lemon juice to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until fruit is tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar and cinnamon; return to bring to a full rolling boil. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Stir in walnuts. Ladle hot mixture into eight hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  4. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 8 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.
Originally published as Apple Pear & Walnut Conserve in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p59

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