Another great recipe from Lila that she adapted from the Fruit Cocktail recipe on this site. Enjoy!
- 1 pc. pineapple cut into tidbits
- 2 lb peaches peeled and diced
- 2 lb apricots diced
- 2 lb plums diced
- 2 lb apples diced
- 2 lb pears diced (I also pealed mine because they had tough skins)
- 2 lb grapes
- 2 lb bing cherries pitted and cut in half
- 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
- 8 cups water
- 5 cups sugar
Stem and wash grapes, and keep in ascorbic acid or lemon juice.
Dip ripebut firm peaches, a few at a time, in boiling water for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes toloosen skins. Dip in cold water and slip off skins.
Cut in half, remove pits,cut into 1/2-inch cubes and keep in solution with grapes. Peel, halve, and corepears. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes, and keep in solution with other fruit.
Halve,and remove pit of apricots and plums. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes, and keep insolution with other fruit.
Halve, and core apples. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes, andkeep in solution with other fruit.
Pit and halve cherries, keep in solutionwith other fruit.
Peel, and core pineapple. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes, and keepin solution with other fruit.
Mix all together well.
Drain mixed fruit. Add 1/2 cup of hot syrup to each hot jar.
Then gently fillthe jar with mixed fruit and more hot syrup, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.