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                          Spiced Apple-Pear Butter
 
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 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Canning
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    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
 
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