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Nectarine-Cherry Compote

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
I sometimes use half a vanilla bean in this dessert. Just scrape the seeds into the baking dish and tuck the pod under the fruit. Either way, this fruity treat is a standout! —Maria Breiner, Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
Nectarine-Cherry Compote Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum, optional
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 medium nectarines, halved
  • 1 pound fresh sweet cherries, pitted
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine sugar, rum if desired, cornstarch and vanilla. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Place nectarine halves, cut side down, over sugar mixture. Sprinkle with cherries.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and fruit is tender. Serve warm with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving (calculated without ice cream): 111 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 27g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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