Mailbox: Recipes & Requests

Chunks of fruit studded preserve

August 20, 2008 

I remember a fruit spread my mother made from peaches (or pears or sometimes cherries) that she called preserves. The fruit was cut into slices, and they were tender but slightly chewy. The juices around the slices were thick and very sweet. This was wonderful on toast or on biscuits. I'd love to have the recipe.

— Millie Dunn, Auburn

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• CoCo's harvest pie: I have never been a fan of pumpkin pie, but I love the harvest pie at CoCo's. It has a regular pumpkin pie filling at the bottom and a mousselike pumpkin pie filling on top of that. Does anyone have a recipe that is close to this wonderful pie?

— Tina Wilson, Citrus Heights

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Watson is a Sacramento home economist who has been a nutrition consultant and cooking instructor for nearly 20 years. She is a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Science. Write: Teri Watson, Taste, The Sacramento Bee, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento 95852. Fax: 916-556-5625. E-mail: twatson@sacbee.com. Include your full name, phone number and city.

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