Sunday, May 8, 2011

Food Storage Salads: Frozen Fruit Cocktail

A few years ago I attended a church activity where the women all brought a recipe and a sample of their favorite way to "Preserve the Harvest."  The recipes included canning, drying, and freezing.  This recipe was shared by a wonderful woman who couldn't stay for the activity but wanted to share.  After tasting it I knew my family would love it.
The peaches I use are Early Alberta, or if I can find them Lemon Alberta.  They are my most favorite peach and are wonderful in this dish.  I have made it both with Marciano Cherries and without.  I love Marciano cherries but my family does not. 

Frozen Fruit cocktail
from Susan Nielson

6 ½ cups peaches, pealed and sliced
2 cups sugar
1 2/3 cup crushed pineapple with juice
Juice of 2 lemons
Juice of 2 Oranges

Add sugar to peaches and stir until juicy. Add pineapple and juices to peaches, Mix well. Put in freezer containers.  You can also add any fruit like Pears of Maraschino Cherries.  Freeze. 

Before you serve add sliced bananas.