One pound dried peaches, one pound dried apricots, one pound stoned dates, one pound seeded raisins, two cups sugar, six cups vinegar, one and half tablespoons salt, half teaspoon cayenne pepper, half tablespoon ground cinnamon, half tablespoon ground cloves, half clove garlic. Soak the peaches and apricots in sufficient water to cover for about two hours, then cut up into small pieces, also the dates, and cook until tender in the same water in which peaches and apricots were soaked. Then add the other ingredients and cook for about two hours, stirring occasionally. Seal white hot in sterilised jars.
Dried apples may be used in the same way, and dried figs added.