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       Title: (Reduced-Sugar) Peach-Pineapple Spread
  Categories: Canning, Fruits
       Yield: 5 half-pints
  
       4 c  Drained peach pulp
            --(procedure as below)
       2 c  Drained crushed pineapple
            --(unsweetened)
     1/4 c  Bottled lemon juice
       2 c  Sugar (optional)
  
   This recipe may be made with any combination of peaches, nectarines,
   apricots, and plums.
   
   This recipe may be made without sugar or with up to 2 cups, according to
   taste or preference. Non-nutritive sweeteners may be added. If aspartame
   (a low-calorie nutritive sweetener) is used, the sweetening power of
   aspartame may be lost within 3 to 4 weeks.
   
   Yield: 5 to 6 half-pints
   
   Procedure: Thoroughly wash 4 to 6 pounds of firm, ripe peaches. Drain
   well. Peel and remove pits. Grind fruit flesh with a medium or coarse
   blade, or crush with a fork (do not use a blender). Place ground or
   crushed fruit in a 2-quart saucepan. Heat slowly to release juice,
   stirring constantly, until fruit is tender. Place cooked fruit in a
   jelly bag or strainer lined with four layers of cheesecloth. Allow juice
   to drip about 15 minutes. Save the juice for jelly or other uses.
   Measure 4 cups of drained fruit pulp for making spread. Combine the 4
   cups of pulp, pineapple, and lemon juice in a 4-quart saucepan. Add up
   to 2 cups of sugar, if desired, and mix well. Heat and boil gently for
   10 to 15 minutes, stirring enough to prevent sticking. Fill jars
   quickly, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.
   
   Adjust lids and process as recommended in Table 1.
   
   Table 1. Recommended process time for Peach-Pineapple Spread in a
   boiling-water canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot.  Jar Size: Half-pints.
   Process Time at Altitudes of 0 - 1,000 ft: 15 min
                          1,001 - 3,000 ft: 20 min.
                          3,001 - 6,000 ft: 20 min.
                            Above 6,000 ft: 25 min.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot.  Jar Size: Pints.
   Process Time at Altitudes of 0 - 1,000 ft: 20 min
                          1,001 - 3,000 ft: 25 min.
                          3,001 - 6,000 ft: 30 min.
                            Above 6,000 ft: 35 min.
   
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   * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539 (rev. 1994)
   * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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