Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote Recipe

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A perfect partner for your Christmas goose, this warm and fruity side dish can simmer while you prepare the rest of your menu, or make it a day ahead and reheat before serving. —Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 package (18 ounces) pitted dried plums
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced peaches, undrained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, undrained
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots
  • 2 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 4 lemon peel strips
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 126 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until fruit is tender. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 8 cups.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote in Taste of Home December/January 2011, p30

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cooking4myboys User ID: 5722984 131159
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"I made this in the crockpot, cooking on high for an hour and then low for an hour. It was amazing! easy, no fuss, light finish to the meal."

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