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|Fresh Fruit Pickles
2 cups of cider vinegar
3 1/2 cups of sugar
2 cups of water
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon of pickling spice
4 fresh peaches, peeled
1/2 pound of fresh plums, halved and pitted
1 small cantaloupe, peeled and cut into slices
1/2 pound of seedless grapes
Combine the vinegar, sugar, water, bay leaves and pickling spice in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Arrange the fruit in hot, sterilized jars and pour pickling mixture over fruit. Seal immediately.
Place each jar as it is filled onto rack in canner or deep kettle half filled with hot water. When canner is filled, add hot water to cover jars 1 to 2 inches.
Cover canner and bring water to a boil. Reduce the heat to hold water at a steady boil. Start processing time when water reaches a full boil. Process 25 minutes. Makes 2 quarts