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                               STEWED FRUITS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Crockpot                         Desserts
                 Fruits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Prunes -- pitted
    8       oz           Dried apricots
    8       oz           Dried pears
    3       c             -- Water
      1/2   c            Sugar
      1/2                Vanilla bean
    2                    Lemon zest strips, 2 each
    2       tb           Freshly squeezed lemon juice
 
   Stir all ingredients together in a large heavy
   saucepan.  Bring the liquid to a boil over medium-high
   heat, then reduce the heat to as low as possible and
   cook, covered, until the fruit is softened and tender,
   2 hours.  Stir the fruits occasionally while they cook.
   
   If you have a crockpot, stir all the ingredients
   together in it and cook until the fruit is tender, 6
   to 8 hours.
   
   Serve the fruit warm or at room temperature.
   
   Yield: 6 to 8 servings.
   
   Loomis says that the crockpot method is preferable,
   for depth of flavor. She suggests serving this as
   brunch by itself, over waffles or pancakes, or for
   dessert over vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.  Or, eat
   this on its own for a sweet snack.
   
   From _Farm House Cookbook_ by Susan Hermann Loomis.
   New York: Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 1991.  Pg.
   494.  ISBN 0-89480-772-2.
  
 
 
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