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Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote

 Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote
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
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup equals 126 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.