Home-For-Christmas Fruit Bake Recipe
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Home-For-Christmas Fruit Bake Recipe

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Pop this special dish in the oven and mouths will water in anticipation— the cinnamony aroma is tantalizing! The fruit comes out tender and slightly tart while the pecan halves add a delightful crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1 can (29 ounces) peach halves, drained
  • 1 can (29 ounces) pear halves, drained
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 188 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Toss apple slices with lemon juice. Arrange in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Combine pineapple, peaches and pears; spoon over apples. Top with cherries and pecans; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and reserved pineapple juice. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Pour over fruit. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Home-For-Christmas Fruit Bake in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p13

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newcountrywife User ID: 6001500 44272
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"This was wonderful! It is one of those dishes that absolutely warms your soul. This was the perfect addition to our dinner on this cold, snowy night! Yummy!"

CathieCC User ID: 5791844 34823
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"Took this to a potluck and received rave reviews. Only change I would make would be to add a little corn starch to the syrup to make it a little thicker."

marysenn User ID: 1409815 75553
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"I make this every year for Christmas. My family loves it!"

slbrink User ID: 31068 34104
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"Excellent, only next time I'm using pineapple tidbits and cutting up the fruit to make it easily to eat."

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