Pear-plum spread
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Pear-plum spread
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:50:01 AM. Recipe ID 11506. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Pear-plum spread
 Categories: Condiments, Jams
      Yield: 52 Servings
      4 md Pears
      2 ts Ascorbic acid color keeper
      5    Red plums
      1 ts Whole cloves
      1 sm Piece fresh ginger, optional
      1    Cinnamon stick 3"
    1/2 c  Water
      9 ts Artificial sugar = to sugar*
  * Recipe suggests 9 aspartame tablets crushed.  Liquid sweetener would
  require 2 1/4 tsp (my note).
  Peel and core pears; chop coarsely.  Place in a large saucepan and
  sprinkle with ascorbic acid color keeper. Remove pits from plums and
  cut each plum into 8 pieces. Stir plums into pears.
  Wrap plum pits, cloves and ginger, if desired, in a piece of
  cheesecloth and place under some of the fruit. Add cinnamon stick and
  Cover, bring to a boil and simmer 15 to 20 min or until fruit is
  tender. Discard spice bag and cinnamon stick. Puree fruit mixture in
  a blender or food processor or press through a sieve.
  Return to saucepan.  Simmer, uncovered 15 to 20 min or until mixture
  coats a metal spoon.
  Remove from heat.  Stir in sweetener.  Ladle into hot clean jars
  leaving 1/2 inch headspace.  Wipe jar rims, seal. Process 10 min in a
  boiling water bath.  Store in a cool, dark, dry place.
  Processing may be omitted if spreads are to be used within a short
  period of time.  Store in the fridge up to 1 month or freezer up to 3
  Makes about 3 1/4 cups, each serving 1 tbsp 3 g carbohydrate, 12
  calories, 1 ++ extra

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Recipe ID 11506 (Apr 03, 2005)

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