Try It With: Smoked turkey, pulled pork, fried green tomatoes, or warm baked brie.

Recipe by Southern Living August 2011

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Becky Luigart Stayner

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
2 hrs 26 mins
Yield:
Makes about 3 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together all ingredients except basil in a 4-qt. microwave-safe glass bowl.

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  • Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes (mixture will boil). Stir mixture, and microwave at HIGH 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened. (You're going for the viscosity of pancake syrup here. The mixture will thicken to soft-set preserves after it cools and chills.) Stir basil into warm preserves. Cool mixture completely (about 2 hours). Serve immediately, or cover and chill preserves in an airtight container until ready to serve. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.