My late aunt who lived in Hawaii gave me this cherished recipe. She would prepare a traditional tropical meal for us whenever we visited, and this fruity side was always included. I always think of her when I make it, whether it’s for the holidays or an everyday meal.
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- 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
- 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced peaches, drained
- 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced pears, drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) apricot halves, drained
- 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained
- 8 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 cup white wine or white grape juice
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Place cloves and cinnamon sticks on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Place bag in slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, curry powder and wine; pour over fruit.
- Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until heated through. Discard spice bag; sprinkle with almonds. Remove with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Spiced Fruit in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p109
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
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