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


  • 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 cup: 89 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 3/4 cup juice. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in the orange, lemon and pineapple 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

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cookb4 User ID: 2576615 266322
Reviewed May. 25, 2017

"Our whole family loves this fruit salad. Vary the fruits to suit your taste. I agree with the other reviewers who said to wait to add bananas until just prior to serving. A very similar Taste of Home recipe is "Brunch Fruit salad" which is also delicious."

HeatherAnn User ID: 9109191 263458
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2017


Compotes are delicious and not one side dish like Jams, heres a really yummy less fruit salad, more compote alternative"

Galiahutchinson User ID: 8140477 246191
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"Made this as written. Very good!! Added all the fruit to the sauce and served it the next day, we had leftovers the next day and none of the fruit had browned. Next time I may half some cherries for extra color."

kramerstacey15 User ID: 5709757 246024
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2016

"Love love love this. I make it frequently. It's always a hit!"

honey25 User ID: 5819292 218609
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"Delish and easy. I made it the day before but added the bananas shortly before serving. This will be a go-to keeper."

dsm User ID: 3208899 4582
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."

alcyjr User ID: 498047 6023
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

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

ad554836 User ID: 5085348 6022
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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2125178 7971
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"Everyone loved this. The sauce makes it."

dnaheish User ID: 4918302 199154
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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