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FALL BERRY CONSERVE

 

 

1-12 -ounce package fresh or frozen cranberries

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup Ruby Port

1 medium navel orange, unpeeled chopped

2 teaspoon grated ginger

1/4 cup dried cherries

1/4 cup blueberries

1/2 cup pecans

2 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger

 

Combine cranberries, sugar and Port in heavy large saucepan. Bring mixture to boil over medium-high heat stirring sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium-low, add chopped orange and simmer until cranberries burst and mixture thickens slightly, about 15 minutes. Mix in dried currents. Cool cranberry conserve completely. Stir in chopped walnuts. (Cranberry conserve can be prepared 3 days ahead. Cover tightly and refrigerate.)

 

Yield: 3 cups