Hot Spiced Fruit Recipe
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Hot Spiced Fruit Recipe

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My baked pears with apples and cranberries have a touch of sweetness and spice – just like a pie without the crust. Spiced fruit warms up any occasion. —Lin Koppen, Orchard Park, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup cranberry or white grape juice
  • 3 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed and chopped
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 88 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix the first five ingredients; gradually whisk in cranberry juice.
  2. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, combine remaining ingredients. Pour cranberry juice mixture over top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until pears and apples are tender, stirring once. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Hot Spiced Fruit in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p24

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