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Raisin Conserve

Ingredients
  Seedless raisins 15 Ounce (1 package, 4 cup)
  Water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (4 lemons)
  Finely chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Powdered fruit pectin 1 3⁄4 Ounce (1 package)
  Sugar 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large saucepan, soak raisins in water and lemon juice for at least 4 hours to overnight.

MAKING
2. Next day, heat saucepan until mixture boils, then simmer covered for 30 minutes with frequent stirring.
3. Drain reserving juices.
4. In a food chopper, chop raisins very finely.
5. Into a large kettle, measure and add 4 cups of chopped raising and juices.
6. Stir in pectin and nuts; cook over high heat with constant stirring until mixture comes to a hard boil.
7. Stir in sugar and bring the mixture back to rolling boil; boil hard for 1 minute.
8. Remove pan from heat and skim.

FINALISING
9. Into hot sterilized jars, ladle mixture leaving 1/8 inch empty on top.
10. Using a clean and dry kitchen towel, wipe the rim of jar and adjust lid.
11. Into a canner of boiling water, place the jars and process for 5 minutes.
12. Remove jars and place over a clean towel.
13. Let the jars cool down and seal completely until they are self-sealing type.

SERVING
14. Use Raisin Conserve for garnishing desserts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Canning
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Raisin
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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