This is really two recipes in one - 6 cups of brandied fruit, and 2 cups of starter for the Thirty Day Friendship Cake.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 (15 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can apricot halves, drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can sliced peaches, drained
- 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained
- 1 1/4 cups brandy
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
In a large glass jar, combine drained pineapple chunks, drained apricot slices, drained sliced peaches, drained maraschino cherries, brandy and sugar. Stir gently with wooden spoon. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 3 weeks, stirring at least twice a week. Drain and reserve the liquid - This liquid is your starter for the Thirty Day Friendship Cake.
The brandied fruit should be kept refrigerated, and can be served with ice cream, yogurt or pound cake. You can also use the brandied fruit in a cake mix or scratch cake. Use about 2 cups (chopped) per cake mix.
The resulting liquid in this recipe is used to begin the starter in Thirty Day Friendship Cake.