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Fresh Fruit Conserve

Yield 6 half pints


  • 3 cups finely chopped, peeled peaches
  • 3 cups finely chopped cantaloupe
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped blanched almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange rind

How to Make It

  1. Combine peaches and cantaloupe in a flat-bottomed kettle; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Return to a boil; boil 12 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring frequently. Add remaining ingredients. Boil, stirring constantly, until mixture registers 220° on a candy thermometer or until mixture sheets from a cold metal spoon. Remove from heat; skim off foam.

  2. Ladle conserve into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Cover with metal lids, and screw bands tight. Process in boiling-water bath 15 minutes.

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