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Hot Curried Fruit Sauce

 Hot Curried Fruit Sauce
This mouthwatering zesty fruit sauce truly works magic on old-fashioned baked ham. In fact, it turns it into instant party food. Since the sauce relies on canned fruit, it's handy to use as a year-round condiment.—Jean Houston, Kelowna, British Columbia
20 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8-1/2 ounces) sliced peaches, drained and chopped
  • 1 can (8-1/2 ounces) sliced pears, drained and chopped
  • 12 maraschino cherries, halved

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the brown sugar, curry
  • powder and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered,
  • for 5 minutes. In a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish, combine the
  • fruit; mix well. Pour sauce over the mixed fruit. Bake, uncovered,
  • at 300° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 5 cups.