Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins
I love salsa and am always experimenting with combinations of veggies and fruits. Fresh salsa is great but it is also nice to be able to can all that fresh goodness from the garden to eat in the dead of winter. Being from Wisconsin, I just had to come up with a recipe using cranberries and this is what I came up with. I use a mixture of hot peppers and seed some but not all of them since I like things hot. I also measure the cranberries, then give them a rough chop in my food processor before adding them. I think I will add some fresh lime juice to my next batch for a little flavor boost.
- 3 cups tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
- 2 cups onions, diced
- 1 cup hot pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 1⁄2 cups cider vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon canning salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 10 cups fresh cranberries
- 1. Wash and rinse 6 pint canning jars and keep hot until ready to use. Prepare lids according to manufacturer's instructions.
- 2. Combine all ingredients in a very large kettle or dutch oven. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat slightly and simmer mixture for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
- 3. Ladle hot mixture into clean, hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Remove air bubbles and adjust head space if needed. Wipe rims of jars with a damp paper towel; apply two-piece metal canning lids.
- 4. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water canner (or recommended time for your altitude).