Friendship Brandy Fruit Starter

Recipe by Kats Mom
READY IN: 5mins
YIELD: 6 cups




  • TO START: Combine all ingredients in a clean, large glass jar.
  • Stir gently with wooden spoon.
  • Cover and let stand at room temperature for three weeks, stirring at least twice a week.
  • Fruit is fermented when it is translucent.
  • CARE AND FEEDING: Stir mixture daily.
  • Every two weeks add one cup sugar and one cup of fruit and stir gently. Alternate fruits each time.
  • Cover and let stand at room temperature at least three days before using.
  • Do not add fruit more often than once every two weeks.
  • Do not delay adding fruit for more than one or two days past schedule.
  • IMPORTANT: To keep the starter going, retain at least three cups at all times.
  • SHARING: Whenever you have more than six cups of fermented fruit, you may divide it into two portions, being sure there are at least three cups in each portion.
  • Do this just before you would do a normal feeding.
  • Feed each portion.
  • Give one portion to a friend (with Care and Feeding directions) and keep one for yourself.
  • Search on "friendship fruit" to find recipes that use this.
  • There is also a Friendship Sourdough Starter (Recipe #647936) - yum!