Summer Cherry Freeze
1 1/2 cups water
1 15-oz. can pear halves
1 15-oz. can unpeeled apricot halves in light syrup, rinsed, drained and chopped
1 6-oz. can frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed (3/4 cup)
3/4 cup water
1/2 ) or more) of a 10-oz. jar cerries, drained and halved
In a medium saucepan combine 1 1/2 cups water and the sugar; bring to boiling, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Boil, uncovered, 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, drain pears, reserving juice. Chop pears. Stir chopped pears, reserved pear juice and the remaining ingredients into the saucepan. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart freezer container. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or until firm, stirring occasionally to distribute fruit. Store in freezer up to 1 month.
To serve, let stand at room temperature about 1 hour. Scrape mixture into dessert dishes. Makes 12 (3/4-cup) servings.