Summer Fruit Cocktail

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Diana Adcock

This is posted by request from Bernardin. I've never tried it so let me know.

Top Review by Ososgirl

It's just okay. I found the recipe in the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving, and I made it today. My son didn't like it at all, I think it was the honey. I bought enough fruit to make a double batch, now I'm glad I didn't. I'm going to make it again, but with just a sugar syrup. My husband and I don't hate it, but we won't have it every week.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop peaches and place in 2 T.
  2. of fruit fresh mixed with 4 cups water (I would toss in the pears also).
  3. Combine water, sugar and honey in a large stainless enamel saucepan.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Drain prepared fruit and add to syrup.
  6. Return to a boil and boil gently for 5 min.
  7. Add cherries.
  8. Place 1 sprig of mint in each hot jar.
  9. Ladle in fruit and syrup leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  10. Process in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes-at altitudes up to 1000 feet sea level.

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