TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 can (29 ounces) sliced peaches
  • 1 can (15 ounces) apricot halves
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 5 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained


  1. Drain peaches and apricots, reserving juice. Set fruit aside. Place allspice and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, vinegar and reserved juice. Add spice bag and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes. Discard spice bag and cinnamon. Add the pineapple, peaches and apricots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Fruit Compote in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p14

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