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Fruit Butter

What you need: 

2 cups dried fruit (cranberries, figs, dates, etc.)
2-3 cups fruit juice (orange, apple, cranberry, etc.)
up to 2 tablespoons sugar or other sweetener (optional)

What you do: 

As much an idea as a recipe...
Combine two cups of dried fruit, in a saucepan with juice enough to cover. If using a very tart fruit like cranberries, you may wish to add a little sugar to taste.
Simmer over low heat for twenty minutes. Strain fruit, reserving liquid. Put fruit into blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If mixture is too thick, re-add liquid by the tablespoon until mixture is spreadable, but not too thin.
Use fruit butter on toast, muffins, waffles, scones, oatmeal or other hot cereal...
Note: I've tried this recipe with a WIDE variety of fruits and juices. (Cranberries with cranberry or orange juice, apricots with apricot nectar, figs with orange juice, etc.) Definitely, feel free to play with the ingredients and their quantities. The only things I would probably not recommend would be a very sugary dried fruit like pineapple, or something as leathery as dried apple, but if you try them and they work for you, let me know!

Preparation Time: 
25 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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