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Pear-Orange Conserve

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Pear and orange blend together to form a tangy conserve to be served as a spread or accompaniment to your dish.

Ingredients

5
medium pears, cored and diced (6 cups)
1
medium orange, seeded and chopped
1 1/2
cups sugar
1/2
cup chopped maraschino cherries
1/2
cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1 Mix pears, orange and sugar in 2- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on high heat setting 2 hours.
  • 3 Stir mixture. Cook uncovered on high heat setting 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until very thick. Stir in cherries and walnuts. Cool about 2 hours.
  • 4 Spoon conserve into container. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

Expert Tips

There is no need to peel the orange before chopping it because the peel will crystallize due to the slow cooking and amount of sugar. The peel also gives the conserve a wonderful orange flavor.

A conserve is a type of preserves that contains two or more fruits and some type of nut. It usually is used as a spread for toast, biscuits, scones and bread. The orange flavor of this conserve, however, makes it a tasty accompaniment to pork, ham, chicken, turkey and duck-both wild and domestic.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
40
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
0mg
Total Carbohydrate
8g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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