Ambrosia Conserve

"This recipe is being posted in response to a request on the boards. I haven't made it yet. I'm really glad this request came up because it sounds delicious and I just know I'm going to have to make it myself now. Cook time includes processing time only."
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Ready In:
6 half pints




  • Combine pineapple, orange juice and peel in a large saucepot.
  • Simmer 10 minutes.
  • Add sugar, stirring until dissolved.
  • Cook rapidly almost to gelling point.
  • As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking.
  • Remove from heat; stir in coconut, cherries and almonds.
  • Ladle hot conserve into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.
  • Adjust two-piece caps.
  • Process 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner.
  • Remove from boiling-water bath.
  • Cover with dry towel.
  • Allow to stand until lids seal and cool.

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  1. 921351
    Wonderful recipe...but Holy Guacamole! It's sweet! Next time I will cut down on the sugar. Nonetheless....YUM!!!!!!
  2. KTMay
    I made this for Christmas last year! What beautiful gifts! A little bit on the very sweet side, so I may reduce the sugar, just a tad, next time around. Wonderful on rolls, biscuits and ICE CREAM!!! Prettiest thing I ever canned!


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