Mixed Fruit Cocktail

Mixed Fruit Cocktail
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • 3 lbs peaches
  • 3 lbs pears
  • 1 1/2 lbs slightly under ripe seedless green grapes
  • 1 10-oz jar maraschino cherries
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water


  • Yield:¬†About 6 pints

Preparing fruit:

  • Stem and wash grapes, and keep in ascorbic acid or lemon juice. Dip ripe but firm peaches, a few at a time, in boiling water for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes to loosen 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 core pears. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes, and keep in solution with grapes and peaches.


  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to boil.


  • Drain mixed fruit. Add 1/2 cup of hot syrup to each hot jar. Then add a few cherries and gently fill the jar with mixed fruit and more hot syrup, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.


  • Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel. Adjust hot lids and process in a water bath for 20 minutes.
Keyword Mixed Fruit Cocktail