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Party Fruit Kuchen

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Ingredients
  Canned apricot halves 17 Ounce (1 Can)
  9 inch sponge cake layer/Yellow cake layer 1 (Baker'S)
  Canned pear halves 6 Large, drained (16 Ounce Size)
  Maraschino cherries 6
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1/2 Stick)
  Packed light brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Walnuts/Pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Whipped cream/Whipped dessert topping in an aerosol can 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Drain apricots, reserving liquid.

MAKING
2. On serving plate place cake layer and prick surface with fork.
3. Spoon 1/4 cup reserved apricot liquid over cake.
4. Make pattern of fruit over top of cake, alternating 1 pear half with 2 apricot halves in circle on cake.
5. In center, place pear half, reserve remaining fruit for another use and decorate with cherries.
6. In a small saucepan, melt butter, remove from heat and stir in the light-brown sugar.
7. Spread side of cake with 1/2 cup butter mixture also filling in spaces between fruit around edge.
8. Press nuts on side and edge.
9. Mix the remaining butter mixture with 2 tablespoons reserved liquid from apricots and heat with frequent stirring.

SERVING
10. Pour the mixture evenly over cake and serve with whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Apricot
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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