Christmas Dried-Fruit Jam

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place apples in large pot with water, simmer until soft.
  • In a large bowl, add all the chopped & pitted fruit.
  • Press soft apples with a potato masher, then spoon into a square of cheesecloth (clipped to a footed colander), suspended over the bowl of fruit.
  • Let apples drip over fruit WITHOUT squeezing or forcing--overnight.
  • Next morning: add remaining ingredients EXCEPT for nuts to a large sauce-pot, adding soaked fruit.
  • Stir, then simmer gently until sugar dissolves; bring to a boil; boiling for five minutes.
  • Skim survace, add nuts, boil another five minutes until 200*F (sea level).
  • Remove pan from heat; spoon jam into hot jars, add two-part lids; process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes (sea level).
  • Label and store in cool, dark cupboard.
  • GIFT GIVING: Use pretty jars and add a decorative label -- include in a basket with other home-made kitchen gifts. "How nice of you!".
  • USES: As described above OR as a replacement for traditional (with suet) mincemeat.
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