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Four-Fruit Compote

 Four-Fruit Compote
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
12-16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, combine the fruits. Pour warm sauce over the fruit;
  • stir gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate. Yield: 12-16 servings.
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.