Makes 4 cups
3 large peaches, or 1 l pound, 13 ounce can peaches, drained
9 large plums, or 1 l pound, 14 ounce can plums, drained
1 Cup diced red bell peppers
1 Cup coarsely chopped dried apricots
1/2 Cup dark brown sugar (omit if using canned fruit)
3/4 Cup granulated sugar (omit if using canned fruit)
2/3 Cup distilled white vinegar
2 tsps. minced Candied Ginger or to taste (optional)
1. If using fresh fruit, skin the peaches and plums by plunging them into boiling water for a few seconds. Rinse and peel under cool water. Quarter the plums and divide the peaches into eighths, and discard the pits. There should be about 5 cups of peaches and plums.
2. Combine all the ingredients in a large, non corrosive pot and bring to a boil, stirring several times. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 half hours, stirring occasionally.
3. Press the mixture through a coarse food mill or strainer. Cool and store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.