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Apple Pear & Walnut Conserve

 Apple Pear & Walnut Conserve
Fruit and walnuts pair beautifully in this homemade spread. It’s wonderful on toast, pound cake…even scoops of vanilla ice cream.
64 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Process: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are
  • completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process 10 minutes.

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Apple Pear & Walnut Conserve (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Remove jars and cool.
  • Yield: 8 half-pints.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 95 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.