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Hot Spice Fruit Compote Recipe

Hot Spice Fruit Compote Recipe

For a refreshing dessert made quickly and with less money, try this recipe. The fruits compliment each other well and the topping add so much extra flavor.—Helen Austin, Grand Rapids, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced peaches, drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) apricot halves, drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) pear halves, drained
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mace
  • Dash salt


  • 1. In a 2-1/2-qt. baking dish, combine the pineapple, peaches, apricots, pears and cherries; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat; pour over fruit. Bake uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Discard cloves. Serve warm. Yield: 6 servings.