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Hot Curried Fruit Compote

 Hot Curried Fruit Compote
This colorful, delicious side dish is a favorite with baked ham but also works well with traditional turkey and other poultry entrees. The curry gives it an interesting flavor, and it's a nice substitute for cranberry sauce. -Carole Martin, Vernon, Alabama
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) pineapple chunks
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) peach halves
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spiced apple rings, drained
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained

Directions

  • Drain the pineapple, peaches and pears, reserving juices; set the
  • fruit aside. In a saucepan, combine the cornstarch, sugars and curry
  • powder. Gradually stir in reserved juices until smooth. Bring to a
  • boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in apple
  • rings and reserved fruit; heat through. Remove from the heat; stir
  • in cherries. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 140 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, trace protein.