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Cranberry Conserve

2 c Water
2 c Brown Sugar; Firmly Packed
24 oz Cranberries; Fresh, *
2 tb Orange Peel; Grated
4 ea Oranges; Peeled & Chopped
2 ea Apples; Cored,Pared &Chopped
1 c Nuts; Chopped

* Use 2 packages (12 ozs each) of fresh cranberries. There should be 6cups of cranberries. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++

Mix the water with the brown sugar in a Dutch oven and heat to boiling. Boil for 1 minute. Stir in the remaining ingredients except the nuts and heat to boiling. Boil rapidly until the cranberries pop and mixture thickens, about 20 minutes. Stir in the nuts. Immediately pour into sterilized jars or glasses or freezer containers and cover tightly, letting them stand until they reach room temperature. Refrigerate or freeze no longer than 3 months.

Makes about 5 half pints of conserve.