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Apricot Pineapple Jam

3 reviews

Dried apricots, crushed pineapple and grapefruit juice create a memorable jam. The juice is what makes the jam taste so good. —Carol Radil, New Britain, Connecticut.

Spiced Fruit Compote

Cinnamon, cloves and ginger spice up convenient canned fruit in this warm medley that's ideal for a cool morning. The...


Apricot Wassail

1 review

Apricots lend golden color and goodness to this fruity beverage from Ruth Seitz of Columbus Junction, Iowa.


Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote

1 review

A perfect partner for your Christmas goose, this warm and fruity side dish can simmer while you prepare the rest...


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...

Slow-Cooker Spiced Fruit

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


Summertime Orzo Salad

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

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


Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing

10 reviews

When I serve this lovely refreshing salad for picnics and holidays, the bowl empties fast. —Carol Lambert, El Dorado, Arkansas


Slow Cooker Fruit Compote

I use canned goods and my slow cooker to whip up an old-fashioned treat that’s loaded with sweet fruits. It...

Lemon-Apricot Fruit Pops

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