A couple of years ago one of the glossy cooking magazines (I think it was either Fine Cooking, Saveur or Food and Wine) published a recipe I wanted to try, and I lost the recipe before being able to make it.
It called for a glass jar in which to put fruit in layers, adding different types of fruit as the summer season progressed. Like starting with blueberries or cherries, then adding peaches, raspberries, etc.
Each time there was an addition, the fruit would be topped with alcohol (maybe brandy?) By December the jar would have a nice mix of fruit and syrup.
I'm ready to improvise but I have never made preserves and would not like to waste fruit. I don't remember if sugar had to be added, if things had to be refrigerated, or any other details.
Anyone knows of this preparation or anything similar --simple enough, no special equipment required?