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Nectarine-Cherry Compote

 Nectarine-Cherry Compote
“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
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and fruit is tender.
  • Serve warm with ice cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (calculated without ice cream) equals 111 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.