Gingered Autumn Conserve
  • 3cups chopped pears (about 4)
  • 2 cups chopped green or very tart apples (2 or 3)
  • 1cup chopped celery
  • 1cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • Zest and juice of 2 large lemons
  • 4cups natural cane sugar
  • 2 1/2cups lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2pouches liquid pectin
  • 8 (2-inch) sticks cinnamon, optional
  1. Heat eight to ten 1-cup jars and lids.
  2. In a large, heavy pot, combine pears, apples, celery, bell pepper, and ginger. Stir in lemon zest and juice, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and coriander. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin and boil hard, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
  3. Half-fill hot jars. Slide a cinnamon stick down the side of each jar, if using. Finish filling jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Run a thin, nonmetallic utensil around the inside of the jar to remove air. Top with lids. Process jars at a full rolling boil for 10 minutes.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Gingered Autumn Conserve
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278
% Daily Value*
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 74g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (1/2 cup): 278 cal, 0g fat (0g mono, 0g poly, 0g sat), 0mg chol, 0g protein, 74g carb, 2g fiber, 12mg sodium