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.
fresh or frozen
cored and chopped
dried goji berries
fresh ground nutmeg
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.
Recipe From Simple Bites ( www.simplebites.net )