Bring the water to a boil in a large pot; add the apples and pears with the salt. Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer. Stir frequently, until the shape is lost with the fruit and is soft. Remove from the heat, cool and either use a food mill over a large bowl in batches or a food processor. Puree to desired consistency, then add the sugar and cinnamon, stir well and cool. Place in an airtight storage container and refrigerate. I enjoy this alongside potato pancakes (latkes).
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