Spiced Fruit Compote Recipe
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Spiced Fruit Compote Recipe

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Cinnamon, cloves and ginger spice up convenient canned fruit in this warm medley that's ideal for a cool morning. The recipe was sent in by Thelma Hale from Osborne, Kansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon sticks (2 inches)
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) apricot halves
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced pears, drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced peaches, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, drained

Directions

  1. Place cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the orange juice, raisins, brown sugar, salt and ginger. Add spice bag; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes. Add fruit; simmer for 3 minutes. Discard spice bag. Serve fruit warm or cold with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Fruit Compote in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p63

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