Apple Plum Butter (about 5 cups)
1pound Italian Plums,removed stone
4large apples, peeled, cored and cubed
1/2 brown sugar or honey
2 whole star anise
1tbl raspberry liqueur
juice and zest of one lemon
1tsp fresh ginger(optional, for a little kick)
Cook the fruit,water,lemon juice, lemon zest, raspberry liqueur and sugar, until fruit falls apart.Remove from heat and process everything in the food processor or a blender, strain through a fine mesh strainer, return to the pot,add all the spices and continue cooking, uncovered for 40-50 minutes, until it reaches desired thickness.
Store in the fridge.
You can also sterilize small jars and process apple plum butter in a hot bath for 10 minutes, and enjoy some in Winter time or give away as a gift.