Summer Cherry Freeze
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4cups sugar
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To serve, let stand at room temperature about 1 hour. Scrape mixture into dessert dishes. Makes 12 (3/4-cup) servings.