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Hot Fruit Salad

5 reviews

This spicy fruit mixture is a breeze to make—just open the cans and empty them into the slow cooker. With its pretty color from cherry pie filling, this salad is nice around the holidays—or for any special occasion. —Barb Vande Voort, New Sharon, Iowa.

Slow-Cooker Spiced Fruit

My late aunt who lived in Hawaii gave me this cherished recipe. She would prepare a traditional tropical meal for...


Grilled Curry Pork Chops with Apricot Sauce

A little curry powder and a pinch of cilantro take this best-loved flavor combo—pork chops with apricot—in a whole new...


Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

1 review

A homemade marinade adds delicious flavor to the stir-fried pork in this main dish salad. The fast, fresh meal is...


Curried Apricot Pork Chops

3 reviews

A fresh fruit glaze that’s both sweet and savory turns these tender pork chops into a dish pretty enough to...

Summertime Orzo Salad

This salad comes together quickly and combines the flavors of fruit with Asian ingredients. Many friends and family members have...


Cranberry-Apricot Pork Roast with Potatoes

—Patricia Trench, Panama City, Florida

Desert Oasis Chicken

2 reviews

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cook quickly and pair nicely with sweet and spicy ingredients like these. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California


Easy Spiced Fruit Compote

My sister shared this recipe with me years ago. It's a must for my family at Christmas. —Elaine Nichols, Mesa,...


Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Instead of making a traditional fruit salad, why not try these quick and easy kabobs.—Mrs. Travis Baker, Litchfield, Illinois


Pork with Tangy Mustard Sauce

Meet the Cook: About any side dish would accompany this entree well. In summer, we like to have our homegrown...

Lemon-Apricot Fruit Pops

With just 31 calories and less than 1 tsp. sugar per serving, these lemon ice pops are one light and...