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Cheery Cherry Compote

 Cheery Cherry Compote
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.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 211 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.