SPICED APPLE-PEAR BUTTER
2 1/2 pounds Rome Beauty apples, peeled, cored, coarsely chopped
2 pounds pears, peeled, cored, coarsely chopped
1 cup apple cider or apple juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 3x1/2-strip orange peel (orange part only)
Position rack in center of oven, preheat to 350F. Combine first
4 ingredients in saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover.
Simmer until fruit is very tender, about 15 minutes.
Puree fruit mixture in food processor. Mix in 1/2 cup sugar, brown
sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg Transfer mixture to 8-inch square glass
baking dish, add orange peel. Bake uncovered until mixture is dark
and thick, stirring often, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Discard peel.
Transfer butter to bowl, cool completely.