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Mary's Baked Fruit Recipe

Mary's Baked Fruit Recipe

My family first sampled baked fruit years ago while dining out. They liked it so much I decided to create my own version. The result was this attractive and tasty dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) apricot halves, drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pear halves, drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) plums, drained and halved
  • 1 can (29 ounces) peach halves, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple slices, undrained
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  • 1. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan, starting at the 9-in. end, arrange rows of fruit in the following order: half of the apricots, pears and plums, all of the peaches, then remaining apricots, pears and plums.
  • 2. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup of juice. Lay pineapple over fruit in pan. In a saucepan, combine the pineapple juice, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and cloves. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Pour over fruit.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 145 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 17 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.