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Home-for-Christmas Fruit Bake

Pop this special dish in the oven and mouths will water in anticipation— the cinnamony aroma is tantalizing! The fruit comes out tender and slightly tart, while the pecan halves add a delightful crunch. —Bonnie Baumgardner, Sylva, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1 can (29 ounces) peach halves, drained
  • 1 can (29 ounces) pear halves, drained
  • 1 jar (6 to 8 ounces) maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Toss apple slices with lemon juice. Arrange in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Combine pineapple, peaches and pears; spoon over apples. Top with cherries and pecans; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and reserved pineapple juice. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Pour over fruit. Bake, uncovered, until apples are tender, about 45 minutes. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 220 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • rena 55
    Jan 13, 2018

    What a wonderful comfort food! Warm and sweet and oh, so good! This is wonderful for the cold winter mornings or nights!

  • krindfleisch
    Dec 12, 2017

    This is definitely a keeper!

  • newcountrywife
    Jan 3, 2012

    This was wonderful! It is one of those dishes that absolutely warms your soul. This was the perfect addition to our dinner on this cold, snowy night! Yummy!

  • CathieCC
    Oct 13, 2011

    Took this to a potluck and received rave reviews. Only change I would make would be to add a little corn starch to the syrup to make it a little thicker.

  • marysenn
    Dec 19, 2010

    I make this every year for Christmas. My family loves it!

  • kddozier
    Feb 20, 2010

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  • slbrink
    Dec 23, 2009

    Excellent, only next time I'm using pineapple tidbits and cutting up the fruit to make it easily to eat.

  • cwines
    Apr 11, 2009

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    Dec 18, 2008

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    Dec 23, 2007

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