Cranberry Conserve Recipe
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Cranberry Conserve Recipe

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I'm 95, and I still remember my grandmother from Germany making this lovely, delicious conserve for the holidays. She'd give it to family members and friends. It tastes great served as a relish alongside meat or even spread on biscuits. -Mildred Marsh Banker, Austin, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, halved
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 oranges, peeled, sliced and quartered
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1-1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 72 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, orange peel, oranges, raisins and water. Cover and simmer over medium heat until cranberries are soft. Add pecans and sugar; stir well. Simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes, stirring often. Cool. Spoon into covered containers. Refrigerate. Serve as a relish with poultry or pork, or spread on biscuits or rolls. Yield: 3 pints.
Originally published as Cranberry Conserve in Taste of Home October/November 1994, p39

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hirtlehl User ID: 2838347 237601
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"Have made this recipe several times now. I'm never disappointed, turns out every time and adds to any meal!"

akjk91 User ID: 1534105 7979
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"I have made this since it first came out in Taste of Home, years ago. Five Star Recipe! I substitute. about 2/3 cup sugar for 2 tablespoons cran raspberry jello. I also toast pecans."

Grace H. User ID: 5787676 4411
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"This is the BEST cranberry relish I have ever tasted or made. I made a batch for Thanksgiving and had requests made for Christmas. I made 4 batches and gave them as Christmas presents. KUDOS to Mildred Marsh Banker of Austin, TX for sharing this fantastic recipe."

CWOCN User ID: 4346648 7415
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"wonderful blend of flavors"

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