Green food coloring, if desired Superfine sugar
Line an 8 x 10-inch pan with wax or parchment paper. In a food processor or blender, combine fruit, lemon juice and 1 cup sugar.
Puree. It may be necessary to do this in batches. Pass the liquid through a food mill or fine strainer into a large saucepan. Add remaining sugar; stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes; add butter; still stirring, boil 3 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in pectin and a few drops of coloring, if desired.
Pour into prepared pan and allow to set overnight in cool place. Cut into attractive shapes and roll in sugar. Store in a cool place in airtight containers with wax paper separating the layers. Will keep up to 1 week.
Makes about 2 lb.