Apple and Cherry Fruit Spread
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Apple and Cherry Fruit Spread

Apples and cherries are two delicious fruits. Combined, they make for one of the tastiest quick and easy fruit recipes around. This recipe with fruit tastes great on bread or even by itself.

Notes

Try it on muffins, toast, crackers, waffles, and sandwiches.

Difficulty Level

Ingredients

  • 3 Fuji apples, peeled cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup fruit juice or water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated

Instructions

  1. In medium saucepan, combine apples, cherries, fruit juice, and cinnamon stick.
     
  2. Cover and bring to simmer over medium heat; cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
     
  3. Uncover and reduce heat to low; cook 15 to 20 minutes longer or until apples are very soft but retain their shape. Remove cinnamon stick. Add lemon zest to apple mixture.
     
  4. In blender or food processor, puree apple mixture until chunky spread forms.
     
  5. Cool completely. Chill before serving. Store in refrigerator.

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