Apple-Pear Compote Recipe
Apple-Pear Compote Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Apples and pears are almost always popular, so this warm, comforting dessert recipe is great for potlucks or other get-togethers. I also like to add raisins or chopped nuts to the compote, and for a more adult flavor I add 1/3 cup brandy or rum.—Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3-1/4 hours
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 5 medium apples, peeled and chopped
  • 3 medium pears, chopped
  • 1 medium orange, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 5 tablespoons orange juice, divided
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Sweetened whipped cream and toasted chopped pecans, optional

Directions

In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Stir in 2 tablespoons orange juice. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until fruit is tender.
In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and remaining orange juice until smooth; gradually stir into fruit mixture. Cook, covered, on high 15-20 minutes longer or until sauce is thickened. If desired, top with whipped cream and pecans.

Freeze option: Freeze cooled compote in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little orange juice if necessary.
Yield: 8 cups.
Originally published as Apple-Pear Compote in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2014, p88

  • 5 medium apples, peeled and chopped
  • 3 medium pears, chopped
  • 1 medium orange, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 5 tablespoons orange juice, divided
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Sweetened whipped cream and toasted chopped pecans, optional
  1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Stir in 2 tablespoons orange juice. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until fruit is tender.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and remaining orange juice until smooth; gradually stir into fruit mixture. Cook, covered, on high 15-20 minutes longer or until sauce is thickened. If desired, top with whipped cream and pecans.

  3. Freeze option: Freeze cooled compote in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little orange juice if necessary.
    Yield: 8 cups.
Originally published as Apple-Pear Compote in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2014, p88

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