Dried Fruits Butter can be made at any season, and used at once. You need prunes, dried apricots, sugar, salt, powdered cinnamon, powdered cloves, water.
Rinse prunes, cover with cold water and boil slowly 45 minutes to 1 hour. Rinse apricots, cover with cold water and boil 30 to 40 minutes. Drain fruits and save liquids.
Remove prune pits. Force fruits through colander or sieve. Combine purees, sugar, salt, spice and 1/4 cup liquids. Return to heat and boil briskly 12 to 15 minutes, stirring continually to prevent scorching.
If purees are very dry, a little more liquid may be added before cooking down. Seal in sterile glasses or jar.[penci_recipe]