This is a progressive recipe, in that you make it over several weeks. I imagine that you would need quite a large jar to accommodate adding the fruit over time. The recipe also says to not refrigerate this, but I would at the bare minimum keep it stored in a cool place, like my garage in winter time, but that may be the anti-germ training of public school in the 70s. Also, note what is actually missing from the recipe….brandy!
Stir once daily. It is ready to use after 6 weeks if you can wait that long.
Add 1 cup partially drained fruit and 1 cup granulated sugar on days indicated.
Always try to keep about 3 cups full in jar.
Start with 1 cup pineapple tidbits + 1 cup sugar.
2 weeks later add 1 cup marachino cherries + 1 cup sugar.
2 weeks later add 1 cup sliced peaches + 1 cup sugar.
2 weeks later continue from beginning. I like 1 can of crushed pineapple in place of tidbits once or twice.
DO NOT REFRIGERATE
But if you’re not using it fast enough and you want to stop it and not add any more for a while just put it in the refrigerator.