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Contest-Winning Hot Fruit Compote Recipe
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Contest-Winning Hot Fruit Compote Recipe

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“This sweet and colorful fruit compote is perfect with an egg casserole at a holiday brunch. It can bake right alongside the eggs, so everything is conveniently done at the same time,” notes Joyce Moynihan in Lakeville, Minnesota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) sliced pears, drained
  • 1 can (29 ounces) sliced peaches, drained
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 package (20 ounces) pitted dried plums
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 193 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spread pie filling over fruit mixture; sprinkle with brown sugar.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Hot Fruit Compote in Simple & Delicious November/December 2007, p34

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"Great for brunch or a dessert"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"I tripled this recipe for a large church function, and people were asking for the recipe-I cooked mine in a large roaster pan slowly for 3 hours- it was pure heaven-did add a large tablespoon of Mexican vanilla- people were putting it over their ice cream- a real keeper!!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"Brought this dish to a ladies brunch and now they ask me to bring it each time we have a brunch."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"Simple and delicious!"

Reviewed Aug. 5, 2009

"My nieces and nephews love this and now I make it for every family gathering. I've done this exact recipe and also substituted different fruits I've had on hand."

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