Nectarine-Cherry Compote Recipe
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Nectarine-Cherry Compote Recipe

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I sometimes use half a vanilla bean in this dessert. Just scrape the seeds into the baking dish and tuck the pod under the fruit. Either way, this fruity treat is a standout! —Maria Breiner, Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum, optional
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 medium nectarines, halved
  • 1 pound fresh sweet cherries, pitted
  • Vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without ice cream): 111 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 27g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine sugar, rum if desired, cornstarch and vanilla. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Place nectarine halves, cut side down, over sugar mixture. Sprinkle with cherries.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and fruit is tender. Serve warm with ice cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Nectarine-Cherry Compote in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p56

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Mary52999 User ID: 539150 187944
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010

"The most delicious recipe for summer! I used plums from my plum tree instead of the cherries! Great recipe!"

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