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Slow-Cooked Hot Fruit Salad Recipe

Slow-Cooked Hot Fruit Salad Recipe

My old-fashioned fruit salad is convenient to make in the slow cooker when your oven and stovetop are occupied with other dishes. It's delicious alongside roasted meats, or even served over pound cake for dessert. —Debbie Kimbrough, Lexington, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours YIELD:10 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) sliced peaches, drained
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) sliced pears, undrained
  • 1 jar (23 ounces) chunky applesauce
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  • 1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.