Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Total time: 50 min
Yield: about 2 quarts
This thick, chunky conserve is delicious with roast chicken, turkey and pork. (I like it best on its own, eaten with a spoon as a sweet snack.) Packed into jars, it makes a great gift.
Chef Sean Brock, author of Heritage, grew up in a town where seed saving was a way of life. "You just saved these seeds not because you were poor, but because you really loved the flavor of a particular tomato or a particular bean," he says.