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Apple Walnut Conserve

Updated: Mar 7



Apple Walnut Conserve is a nutty slightly citrus-tasting conserve. It tastes delicious on oatmeal, waffles, pancakes, or toast. This is a fabulous recipe for taking advantage of the fall harvest.

Pints of Apple Walnut Conserve

Apple Walnut Conserve

This recipe makes approximately 4 half-pints of Apple Walnut Conserve.

Ingredients to make the Apple Walnut Conserve:

Preparing the ingredients to make conserve.

Prepare Fruit to Make the Conserve

  • 4 cups cored, peeled, and diced Apples

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 orange peel (zested)

  • juice from 1 orange

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 cups raisins

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon butter

  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

Chip Walnuts

Chop Walnuts

Combine all ingredients except the walnuts.

Combine all ingredients except walnuts.

Combine all the ingredients, except the walnuts, in a large pot and simmer until it is nice and thick and the fruit has softened.

Add the walnuts to the Apple Walnut Conserve.

Add Walnuts

Remove from the heat, add the walnuts, and stir them in well.

Fill jars with your Apple Walnut Conserve

Fill jars with your Apple Walnut Conserve

Fill your half-pint jars leaving 1/2-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.

Processing Pints of Conserve Complete

Processing Half-Pints of Conserve Complete

Once your Apple Walnut 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.


If you have any questions about canning with a boiling water bath canner or how to adjust the processing time for altitude, take a look at our canning basics videos.



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