Potluck Cherry Compote Recipe
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Potluck Cherry Compote Recipe

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I've made this pretty gelatin salad--loaded with fruit and berries--for potluck suppers and to serve following our ladies' Bible classes. You can vary the fruit and use sugar-free gelatin if you prefer. -Gale Conway Warrenton, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cherry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves, drained and cut into chunks
  • 3 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 2 medium navel oranges, peeled, sectioned and chopped
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries, thawed


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in the strawberries until thawed. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Transfer to a 4-qt. serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving. Yield: 24 servings.
Originally published as Cheery Cherry Compote in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p39

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"I love this recipe, I don't add the bananas as they get brown when they float to the top and the next day they are gross, I also do the mandarin oranges - one time the oranges were not very sweet and ruined the entire thing. Mandarin is a safe bet, enjoy this is a fantastic recipe that can be used for any gathering."

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"Wow! This was not only easy, but very impressive! Delicious! Thanks!"

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"I love this recipe, I use it about 6 times a year. I like to make it with mandarin oranges instead of regular ones, and I add two 12 oz bags of frozen mixed berries in place of the strawberries and blackberries. It is really good and makes a ton. My kids love eating the leftovers for breakfast the next day!"

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2009

"I have been a subscriber to Taste of Home since the first issue and this recipe is one of my favorites! It has become a 4th of July favorite. Everytime I make it I add different fruit. I made it today with bluebrries, mango, bananas, pineapple and fresh cherries."

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