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Gingerbread with Compote

 Gingerbread with Compote
Warm fruit and spices make an easy and festive way to dress up boxed gingerbread mix for the holidays! Maria Regakis - Somerville, MA
9 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 1 package (14-1/2 ounces) gingerbread cake mix
  • 2 cans (one 20 ounces, one 8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Whipped topping


  • Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions. Cool
  • completely on a wire rack; cut into squares.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the pineapple, cranberries, brown sugar,
  • cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until cranberries pop, stirring
  • frequently. Cool slightly. Serve with gingerbread. Garnish with
  • whipped topping. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece with 1/4 cup compote (calculated without whipped topping) equals 352 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 330 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.