Apple Strawberry Conserve is a sweet strawberry syrup with lovely chunks of fruit and almonds in it. The moment Emmaline tasted this delightful conserve, her first thought was to eat it over a bowl full of Ice Cream. It tastes good on anything you would eat with syrup, like waffles, pancakes, crepes, or ice cream. This conserve has a strong strawberry signature flavor despite the addition of the apples. The apples don’t seem to dilute the flavor at all, but instead, help the berries go so much farther so you have more half-pints for your pantry.
Apple Strawberry Conserve
This recipe makes approximately 12 half-pints of Apple Strawberry Conserve.
Ingredients to make the Apple Strawberry Conserve:
6 cups cored, peeled, and diced Apples
1/2 cup chopped Almonds
3 cups diced/mashed Strawberries (We used frozen so we mashed them.)
2 cups Water
9 cups Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Boil the sugar and water together until they reach 228 degrees Fahrenheit.
combine syrup, fruit, and butter
Add the apples, strawberries, and butter and simmer for 12 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Add Almonds and Vanilla
Add the nuts and vanilla.
Fill the jars leaving 1/4-inch of headspace.
Place the lid on top of the jar and add the ring. Tighten the ring to fingertip tight and process in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes if at sea level. Remember to adjust your processing time if you are above 1000 feet in elevation.
Once your Apple Strawberry Conserve has completed processing, space the jars about an inch apart on a cloth on the counter for 24 hours to cool and completely seal.
If your jar did not seal, then place it in the fridge and use it immediately. Store the sealed jars in your pantry to enjoy for the next 1-3 years. After three years the nutritional value of canned food diminishes. The quality is best in the first year.