Thoroughly wash and cook dried pears, apples, prunes, apricots, or peaches (sheptala), and figs. Cook raisins and currants separately. Finally, peel, core, and boil fresh apples separately in water with sugar. When cooked, remove the apples and strain the apple syrup through a napkin. Add the remainder of the sugar to the strained apple syrup and reduce to the requisite thickness, that is, to
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