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, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 0g 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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Galiahutchinson 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 246024
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2016

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

honey25 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 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 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 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."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"Everyone loved this. The sauce makes it."

dnaheish 199154
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

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

sd20 6634
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2012

"So easy and soooo delicious! We loved it! :)"

hancock2080 6500
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"This recipe is so easy and delicious. Anytime I need a quick salad to take I turn to this one. I always have requests for the recipe!"

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