Sour Cherry Walnut Conserve

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare canner, jars and lids.
  • Wash oranges and lemons well, dry.
  • Zest all three oranges and 1 lemon.
  • Cut oranges and lemons in half, remove seeds.
  • Scoop out pulp and place in a large stainless steel saucepan.
  • Add zest, cherries with any juice, apples and water.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat and boil gently stirring frequently until cherries are soft, around 10 minutes.
  • Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Return to a gentle boil, stirring frequently until mixture thickens, around 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in walnuts and liqueur.
  • Over medium high heat return to a boil.
  • Boil hard for 4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and test gel.
  • If gel stage has been reached skim off foam.
  • If gel stage HAS NOT been reached return to heat and boil an additional 4 minutes~re-test.
  • Ladle hot conserve into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space.
  • Remove bubbles, wipe rims, adjust lids and screw down ring to finger tight.
  • Place jars in boiling water bath canner.
  • Process for 10 minutes.
  • Remove canner lid.
  • Let jars stand 5 minutes.
  • Remove jars, cool and store.
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