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Fruit Dessert Topping

 Fruit Dessert Topping
You'll quickly warm up to the old-fashioned taste of this fruit topping from Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina. Spoon it over vanilla ice cream or slices of pound cake.
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Pound cake or ice cream

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, toss apples and pears with lemon juice.
  • Combine the brown sugar, maple syrup and butter; pour over fruit.
  • Stir in the pecans, raisins and cinnamon sticks. Cover and cook on
  • low for 3-4 hours.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into slow
  • cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30-40 minutes or until thickened.
  • Discard cinnamon sticks. Serve with pound cake or ice cream.
  • Yield: about 6 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup equals 95 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.