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Vertical picture of Cranberry Clementine Conserves in a glass jar with cheese and nuts
Cranberry Clementine Conserve
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
38 mins

Keep a stash of these Cranberry Clementine Conserves handy for a super easy and absolutely delicious appetizer. It's also fabulous for gift giving!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 60
Calories: 39 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 clementines organic, if possible.
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 12- ounce bag fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha chili sa
  • 4 teaspoons finely zester fresh ginger
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Place pecans in a small baking pan. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until golden and fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  2. Wash the clementines well. With a zester, zest 3 of the clementines. Set zest aside, covered. Cut clementines in half and, with a hand juicer, squeeze the juice, reserving the pulp.
  3. Measure clementine juice and pulp. It should be about ¾ to 1 cup. If it’s a little more or less, it’s fine. Transfer juice/pulp and rice vinegar to a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for 4-5 minutes until juice is reduced to about one half the original volume.
  4. Set aside 1 cup of the cranberries. Add the remaining cranberries, sugar, raisins, and Sriracha to the saucepan with the reduced juice mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a rapid simmer. Cook for 8 minutes then add reserved cup of cranberries and stir well. Continue cooking until cranberries are soft and mixture is beginning to thicken (it will thicken more as it cools), another 7-10 minutes (for a total time of about 15-18 minutes), stirring occasionally.

  5. Add fresh ginger and clementine zest. Stir to combine. Cool completely, then add pecans and stir well. Transfer to glass jars or other storage containers. Cover and store in refrigerator. Allow to sit out for 15-20 minutes to remove chill, before serving.

  6. See serving suggestions in the post, above.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for more detailed instructions.

This recipe will make 5 cups of conserves.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Clementine Conserve
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.