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Preserved: What's the Deal With Fruit Butters?

As far as preserving goes, fruit butters are an ideal place for a beginner to start. They require no fussy or preserving-specific equipment, and there's no guesswork of whether they've reached a set or not. You'll see them made with cherries, peaches, pumpkin, nectarines, and even berries, but the be-all of fruit butters is apple. More

Preserved: Dried Cherry Butter

Dried cherries are one of my favorite dried fruits. Plump, tart, and sweet, they have a concentrated cherry flavor that packs a serious punch. When incorporated into cookies or granola they really pop—much more than common raisins or dried cranberries. Here, dried cherries shine in a silky fruit butter sweetened with honey and spiced with cinnamon. More

Dried Cherry Butter

Dried cherries are one of my favorite dried fruits. Plump, tart, and sweet, they have a concentrated cherry flavor that packs a serious punch. Here, dried cherries shine in a silky fruit butter sweetened with honey and spiced with cinnamon. This butter would be delicious on cornbread or sourdough toast, or use it as a filling for chocolate sandwich cookies. More

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