Warm Fruit Medley Recipe
Warm Fruit Medley Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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The gently spiced compote our Test Kitchen staff created is comfort food at its healthiest. Spotlighting wonderful fruit like pears, cherries, apricots, pineapple and cranberries, it makes a beautiful dish that's perfect for a holiday brunch or buffet.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup apricot nectar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 cups sliced peeled fresh pears
  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sugar apricot halves, drained and halved
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, ginger and allspice. Stir in nectar and butter until smooth. Add fruit; stir to coat.
Pour into a 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Warm Fruit Medley in Light & Tasty December/January 2002, p10

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 150 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup apricot nectar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 cups sliced peeled fresh pears
  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sugar apricot halves, drained and halved
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, ginger and allspice. Stir in nectar and butter until smooth. Add fruit; stir to coat.
  2. Pour into a 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Warm Fruit Medley in Light & Tasty December/January 2002, p10

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