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  Nectarines 1⁄2 Pound
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Apple juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon sticks 3
  Cloves 2
  Asian pears 1⁄2 Pound, quartered or sliced
  Cherries 1⁄4 Pound, halved and pitted
  Amaretto 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla ice cream 1
  Whipped cream 1 Tablespoon

1. Blanch peaches, plums and nectarines in hot water to cover; remove peel.
2. Place sugar, lemon juice and apple juice in a large saucepan and bring to a boil; simmer for 2 minutes. Add vanilla, cinnamon and cloves. Adjust heat to just below boiling and add peaches, plums, nectarines, Asian pears and cherries. Simmer for 5-8 minutes, or until soft.
3. Remove from heat; pour amaretto over fruit and let cool. Remove fruit and cook liquid to reduce to a syrupy consistency; let cool.
4. Return fruit to syrup, gently stirring.

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