Dried Fruit Conserve
1 1/3 cups cut-up dried peaches
1 1/3 cups cut-up dried pears
1 cup seeded and chopped orange
3 cups water
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/8 teaspoon cloves (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or other nuts
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large sauce pot.
Cover and cook until fruits are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Uncover and add remaining ingredients except nuts.
Bring slowly to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Cook rapidly, until thick, about 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add nuts the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Pour hot into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space.
Process 15 minutes in boiling water bath.