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Cranberry Conserve Recipe

Cranberry Conserve Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

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

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.
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."

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"wonderful blend of flavors"

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