Your Greatest Hit Recipes for Leesa
OK, Leesa is new here and she is sad that she'd missed out on so many great-sounding recipes because the search engine on GW is not exactly up to par. So I thought I'd share my best ones (there are only a few, I haven't been at this long) that people have often asked for, in a new thread for her, and maybe anyone else, if you have a minute, you could post one or two, even if you already posted it this season, for Leesa and anyone else new?
Here is one for summer fruit jam (peach, apricot, yellow plum --- we're just coming up to these being ripe around here!), and one for a cranberry-apple relish I like for the holidays.
Summer Fruit Jam
[from Foodland Ontario]
Yield: 8 cups
3 c Peaches, peeled & chopped
3 c Apricots, chopped
2 c yellow plums, sliced
2 Tb lemon juice
6 c Sugar
In a Dutch oven, combine 2 c each of the peaches & apricots with the
remaining ingredients excepting the margarine. Mash enough to break
the fruit. Stir in the remaining peaches & apricots.
Bring to a slow boil, stirring. Boil, continuing to stir frequently,
for 20 minutes or until setting point is reached.
Ladle into sterile 250mL (half-pint) canning jars leaving 1/2" headspace. Wipe
rim & seal. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath. Remove,
cool, label & store.
(from _Canadian Living_ magazine)
For each pint of relish:
1 1/2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup golden raisins
4 tsp cider vinegar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
dash hot pepper sauce
Peel, core, and chop apples. Chop cranberries coarsely. In heavy saucepan,
stir together apples, cranberries, 3/4 cup water, sugar, onion, raisins, vinegar, cinnamon,
salt, and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer,
stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until thickened and no liquid remains. Ladle into hot sterilized jars and seal. (Or simply refrigerate for up to 3 days.)
* I never bother to chop the cranberries.
* I assumed processing was 20 minutes, like for applesauce.