Cranberry Quince Conserve with Goji Berries

This seasonal conserve is tangy but has bursts of sweetness, thanks to the saucy cranberries and supple quince. The stunning crimson colour makes this conserve a festive holiday gift.
Course Preserves
Cuisine French
Essential Ingredient Cranberries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 100kcal
Author Aimee


  • 3 cups whole cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 large quince cored and chopped
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup liquid honey
  • ½ cup dried goji berries
  • 2 Tablespoons bourbon
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg optional


  • Combine cranberries, quince and apple juice in a heavy bottomed medium pot and bring to a boil. Over medium-low heat, cook conserve for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the honey and continue to cook for 15 more minutes, stirring frequently. The quince will soften yet keep their shape.
  • Add the goji berries, bourbon and nutmeg. Cook for 2 additional minutes. Turn off heat. Spoon into clean jars and cool completely.
  • Cover with lids and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Alternatively, label and freeze for up to 6 months.


  • If quince cannot be found, use a tart apple such as Granny Smith. Walnuts also make a lovely addition, a half of a cup added in with the goji berries.


Calories: 100kcal