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Dried Fruit Conserve

1 1/2 c Chopped dried apricots
1 1/3 c Chopped dried peaches
1 1/3 c Chopped dried pears
1 md Orange; unpeeled seeded/chopped
3 c Water
2 c Sugar
1/2 c Raisins
1 tb Lemon juice
1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
1/8 ts Ground cloves
1/2 c Chopped pecans or walnuts

Combine dried fruit, orange, and water in a large Dutch oven, stirring well. Cover and cook over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes or until fruit is tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except pecans; bring mixture to a boil. Boil rapidly 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in pecans. Quickly pour hot conserve into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on metal bands. Process in boiling-water bath 15 minutes. Yield: 8 half pints.