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Spiced Pickled Fruits

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Ingredients
  Dried prunes 1 Pound
  Sweet cherries/Montmorency cherries 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 7 Cup (112 tbs)
  Cider vinegar 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cinnamon stick 4
  Whole cloves 1 Tablespoon
  Allspice 1 Tablespoon
  Peaches 16
Directions

Soak prunes in cold water several hours, and drain; pick over cherries, and wash.
Combine next 3 ingredients in large kettle; tie spices in cheesecloth bag, and add.
Bring to boil, and simmer 5 minutes.
Add all fruit to kettle; simmer gently 15 minutes.
Remove from heat, cover kettle and let stand overnight.
Next morning bring to boil; remove peaches carefully, and pack in hot sterilized jars; add prunes and cherries to fill spaces around peaches.
Boil syrup hard 20 minutes; discard spice bag, and pour liquid into jars, covering fruit completely.
Seal.
Store in cool dry place.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Interest: 
Party

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