Homemade Fruit Cocktail

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Homemade Fruit Cocktail
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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Succulent seasonal fruit and a simple syrup form the basis of this fresh-tasting treat, the perfect finish to a light meal, or a terrific topping for ice cream.
By Cheri Liefeld
Updated Jul 18, 2012


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 sprig fresh basil
  • 4 nectarines, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 4 peaches, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup dark sweet cherries, pitted, halved
  • 1 cup canned or fresh pineapple chunks


  • 1
    In heavy saucepan, heat sugar, water, lime juice and basil over high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; discard basil sprig.
  • 2
    In large glass bowl, mix nectarines, peaches, cherries and pineapple. Pour sugar syrup over fruit; stir to coat. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Substitute pears, apples or grapes for any of the fruit.
  • tip 2
    Basil is optional in this recipe.


Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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