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Enjoy this easy-to-prepare recipe for a spread to enhance your hot breakfast cereal. I frequently serve raisins and nuts to sprinkle on cooked cereals. One day I decided to present something a little different at breakfast, and got an instant thumbs up with this recipe. We also spread the pureed fruits on toast and use it instead of jelly on peanut butter sandwiches.


    2 cups (480 ml) dried apple slices
    12 pitted prunes
    18 pitted dates
    1 1/2 cups (360 ml) water, divided

    1/2 C. (60 ml) water*

    1. Combine the apples, prunes, dates, and 1 cup (240 ml) of the water in a 2-quart (2 liter) saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, and steam for 10 minutes.

    2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked fruits to the food processor and add the remaining 1/2 cup (120 ml) water. Process until the mixture is fully pureed. Spoon the Winter Fruit Butter into a serving bowl or storage container and and use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use. This tasty spread will keep for up to 1 month.

    3. Serve as a topping to spread over hot, cooked cereal, spread over toast, or use instead of jelly with nut butter sandwiches.

    NOTES: If you want a sweeter puree, add 2 or more dates.

    *The amount of water you add will determine the thickness of the puree. The first time you make this recipe, use the recommended quantities. If the mixture is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of water.

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