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 Spiced Apple-Pear Butter
 
  :Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Canning  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation
 Method
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    2 1/2  Pounds        Rome Beauty or other baking
                         Apples, peeled, cored
                         Coarsely chopped
    2      Pounds        Pears, peeled, cored
                         Coarsely chopped
    1      Cup           Apple cider or apple juice
      1/4  Cup           Fresh lemon juice     1/2  Cup           Sugar
      1/3  Cup           Firmly packed golden brown
 Sugar
    1      Teaspoon      Ground cinnamon     1/4  Teaspoon      Ground nutmeg
    1                    3x1/2-inch strip orange peel
                         (orange part only)
      Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 350 degrees. Combine first 4
 ingredients in saucepan.  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover. Simmer until
 fruit is very tender, about 15 minutes.    Puree fruit mixture in processor.
 Mix
 in 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Transfer mixture to 8-inch
 square glass baking dish; add orange peel. Bake uncovered until mixture is
 dark
 and thick, stirring often, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Discard peel. (Can be made
 1
 week ahead Cover and chill.)  Goes well with muffins.  Source:  Bon Appetit
 Magazine - October, 1994                   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -