Cheery Cherry Compote Recipe

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I always get loads of compliments on this sweet, colorful compote with its variety of fruits when I serve it for holiday brunch. It's a quick and easy recipe that only looks like it requires hours to prepare in the kitchen.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups pitted dried plums
  • 1-1/2 cups dried apricots
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/4 cup white grape juice
  • Lemon slices

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 211 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, prunes and apricots to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes; drain. Add pie filling, pineapple and grape juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until fruit is tender. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm; garnish with lemon slices. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Cheery Cherry Compote in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p12

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grandmasue38 User ID: 973531 18457
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"I made this for the first time for some friends I had over for brunch and they loved it. It has a great flavor and is really easy and quick to make. And SO good warm!!"

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