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Hot Spiced Fruit

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

My baked pears, apples and cranberries have a touch of spice and sweetness—just like a pie without the crust. Serve the fruit over waffles or yogurt, or alongside pork chops. —Lin Koppen, Orchard Park, New York
Hot Spiced Fruit Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup cranberry or white grape juice
  • 3 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed and chopped
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients; gradually whisk in cranberry juice.
  2. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, combine remaining ingredients. Pour cranberry juice mixture over top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until pears and apples are tender, stirring once. Let cool 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 88 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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