I'm on a quest to build my food storage into a 1 year supply with foods that I know my family will eat. I've decided to keep a blog with recipes that I know my family will love and using only pantry or food storage items, and maybe in the interim this might help someone else who is also working on obtaining a 1 year supply with foods that not only your family can survive on but they will also love eating. If anyone has any recipes that they would like to add please email me at basicfoodstorage@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ambrosia Conserve

5 cups of chopped fresh pineapple, cored and peeled

2 oranges, grate rind and juiced

1 c. chopped maraschino cherries
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1 c. unsweetened coconut shredded
5 c. granulated sugar

Place pineapple, orange juice and orange zest in a stainless steel sauce pan on high. Bring to a boil stirring continuously so it doesn't burn. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 min. stir occassionally. Cook until the pineapple has softened. Then add Sugar, increase to med-high and bring to another boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil hard and stir frequently until mixture thickens about 15 min. Then stir in coconut, cherries and almonds. Return to a boil, stirring frequently until thickened about 5 min. Remove from heat and test gel (take a spoon and put SOME of the jam into a medium sized bowl, then tilt the bowl. If the jam runs down, boil it some more. If it stays in the same spot, (or moves very little) it is done.)

Ladle hot conserve into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim before placing on lid, then screw down band until finger tight.

Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and then process for 15 min. Wait 5 min. before removing jars from bath and then let cool and store.

Finished product..YUM!!

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