Combine all ingredients with 1/2 cup water in a saucepan. Cover; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer; cook, partially covered, until fruit has broken down, about 20 to 30 minutes. Let cool slightly; remove thyme sprig. Press mixture through a large- holed sieve with a rubber spatula.
Priyatnogo appetita! from Ali Whitfield & her pile of recipe clippings!