4 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

A jar of these preserves is nice for neighbors, friends, and coworkers. Package this with a pretty spreader. Serve on English muffins, crackers, or as a condiment for baked ham.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan. Stir in sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 12 hours (do not refrigerate).

Step 2

Bring to a boil, uncovered, over high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 15 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Place 1 cup preserves into each of 4 sterilized (8-ounce) jars. Cover with lids, and cool upside down on a wire rack. Chill.

Step 3

Note: Preserves will keep in the refrigerator for up to six weeks.

Ratings & Reviews

jlavelli's Review

November 23, 2008
Wow -- so easy, and a really good-tasting result! I'm definitely giving some of this as gifts this holiday season!

kitchenwitchCO's Review

February 03, 2013
This is a great recipe. I make it every Yule for gifts, and my family asks for every year. Good blend of tastes, easy to make. I like to eat through the year too.

vaplusb's Review

December 07, 2009
OMG! This stuff is like heaven. I've made a double batch to give as Christmas gifts. Thinking I may have to make another double batch for my family!!!