Dried fruit conserve

Yield: 32 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Chopped dried apricots
1⅓ cup Chopped dried peaches
1⅓ cup Chopped dried pears
1 medium Orange; unpeeled
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3 cups Water
2 cups Sugar
½ cup Raisins
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon Ground cloves
½ cup Chopped pecans or walnuts

Recipe by: Southern Living Preparation Time: 0:30 Combine dried fruit, orange, and water in a large Dutch oven, stirring well. Cover and cook over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes or until fruit is tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except pecans; bring mixture to a boil. Boil rapidly 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in pecans. Quickly pour hot conserve into hot jars, leaving ¼-inch headspace; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on metal bands.

Process in boiling-water bath 15 minutes. Yield: 8 half pints.

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