Combine the first 6 ingredients. Cook, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours or until reduced by one half. Add the spice in a cheesecloth bag and the sugar and vinegar. Cook, uncovered, for 1 hour or until quite thick, stirring often.
Remove the spice bag and pour into clean, hot preserve jars and seal according to the jar or lid manufacturers directions.Servings: 7 to 8 pints