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Four-Fruit Compote Recipe
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Four-Fruit Compote Recipe

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A beautiful side dish, this compote spotlights wonderful winter fruit like bananas, apples, oranges and pineapple. Of course, it can be made anytime of year. I'm sure you'll get as many smiles as I do when I bring out this refreshing salad at a potluck. —Donna Long, Searcy, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3 to 4 medium apples, chopped
  • 2 to 3 medium bananas, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 89 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 3/4 cup juice. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in the pineapple, orange and lemon juices until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the fruits. Pour warm sauce over the fruit; stir gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Four-Fruit Compote in Taste of Home February/March 1994, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 89 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"Great salad! Makes a large quantity; sauce is really good. I did wait to add the apples and bananas shortly before serving, but the leftovers did not turn brown quickly, maybe due to the juices in the sauce. I added fresh fruit to the leftovers to make it go further since there was plenty of sauce."

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"Stir Lemon juice into the fruit. It will keep the apples and bananas from turning brown! This is YUMMY!"

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"This was quite good. I have made it twice now, and I learned two things. One, there was way too much sauce in my opinion, so I cut that part of the recipe in half. Much better. Two, don't cut in the apples and bananas until you're ready to serve it. Not terrible, but a lot better (and better looking) to wait. Other than those two things this was delicious and an excellent fruit dish to make in the winter time."

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"Everyone loved this. The sauce makes it."

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"We made this in five gallon buckets for my wedding. It's easy and gets plenty of compliments."

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