Hot Fruit Compote Recipe
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Hot Fruit Compote Recipe

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This simple-to-prepare compote is a tasty way to get fruit into your meal when fresh fruit is not plentiful. Perfect with ham, pork, chicken or turkey, this dish can also help to stretch a meal when guests pop in.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 pounds apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (16-1/2 ounces) pitted Bing cherries, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup white wine, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 164 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine orange juice concentrate and cornstarch; stir until smooth. Add fruit; stir to coat. Pour into a buttered 3-qt. casserole. If desired, pour wine over all. Cover and bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Hot Fruit Compote in Taste of Home October/November 1993, p33

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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HeidiLSB User ID: 1348517 1318
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"I've made this for many family get togethers now and the kids devour it!"

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