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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.

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...


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,...


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...


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...