Wow what a journey! I am on the last two batches of berry inspired jams, jellies, compotes, conserves, and chutneys! What a journey indeed. My first chutney tonight is an Apple Cranberry Chutney that I got from the book, The Complete Book of Year-Round Small-Batch Preserving by Ellie Topp & Margaret Howard, see page 213, Quick Apple Cranberry Chutney.
I followed the recipe with the exception that I added shallots, omitted the red peppers and added green peppers instead. I also increased the amount of red pepper flakes to kick it up a notch!
I did find a link to the recipe online at OHEA Quick Apple Cranberry Chutney.
Go big or stay at home they say! This compote gives plenty of room to add various spices and for the holidays I did. This is from Marisa McClellan’s Blog Food in Jars and is a Small Batch Apple Cranberry Compote.
I added allspice, fresh ground nutmeg, and cloves. Instead of water I used apple cider. I also used a mixture of three different apples just to add to the flavor texture. It smells amazing and I am one step closer to completing my journey with berries! Tomorrow cranberry chutney!
Sunday was a creative day for me and busy with trying to power through my cranberry recipes for the Holidays! I previously made a conserve from BH&G but it was different than the ones that I have made before so I wanted to make one with Pears and Cranberries.
I had to add a little creative licensing here and followed a blog that took Marisa McClellan’s recipe from her book Food in Jars on Pear Ginger Conserve and added Cranberries to it which can be found at fillmore Container Blog (they had permission to reprint it which is why I am linking to it as opposed to putting a copy of the page on my blog. I do own all three of Marisa’s books and love them!
I found Aimee’s blog from Simply Bites on Cranberry Pear Conserve with Ginger which did not have the walnuts but more ginger was added. I pretty much followed the Food in Jars Pear Ginger Conserve and added 12 oz (1 bag) of cranberries.
I personally think the walnuts make this conserve! Yum!
Ugh sometimes life just gets in the way of living 🙂 I finished this batch on Sunday but just put the labels on them today hence my finishing the blog for them.
The Apple-Cranberry Jam is a real basic recipe but so delicious and easy to make! I made 12 jars total. Sometimes I do make this spiced but this time I did not. Next year I will.
I did also purchase a while back an apple corer/peeler and this baby worked wonderfully! All I have to say is yes yes yes! So much better than doing it by hand!
This is from Marisa McClellan’s Blog Food in Jars and is her Apple-Cranberry Jam! My only remorse is that I did not make more!
Water bathing 101! Listen for that ping or pop as air escapes out of the jar creating a vacuum seal.