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Fruit and Nut Bulgur Pilaf

My mother made this nutritious side dish all the time when we were growing up. I enhanced the recipe with a bigger variety of dried fruit to find an interesting balance between the sweet and salty flavors.
—Ninette Holbrook, Orlando, FL

Fruit & Nut Harvest Stuffing

If you're looking for a dish to win over family and friends, you can't go wrong with my fruit and...


Apricot-Apple Cider

2 reviews

Dried apricots give this comforting cider a marvelous twist. Add cranberries, cinnamon, allspice and cloves for the perfect hot drink...


Apple & Apricot Stuffing

I found my stuffing recipe in a magazine years ago and made a few tweaks. I took out the pork...


Chocolate-Apricot Coffee Cake

My big sister shared this sensational coffee cake recipe with me. The unique combination of flavors in the center swirl...

Apricot-Apple Cranberry Sauce

1 review

Though I prefer this as a side dish, my sister swears it makes the best topping in the world for...


Blushing Fruit Tarts with Amaretto Truffle Sauce

A combination of flavors comes together to create this rich, elegant dessert. Most of the fruits are dried and can...

Winter Fruit Compote

You can make this colorful and easy fruit relish up to a week
in advance. It’s an outstanding accompaniment...


Fruity Cranberry Chutney

1 review

An enticing blend of fruits and spices comes alive in this versatile chutney recipe from field editor Pat Stevens of...


Brie with Apricot Topping

10 reviews

Folks will think you fussed over this pretty appetizer, but it took our Test Kitchen only minutes to top a...


Jalapeno Cranberry Chutney

1 review

This crimson-colored chutney from our Test Kitchen staff makes a tongue-tingling Christmas gift. Serve it with crackers as an appetizer...

Cranberry Medley

1 review

I saw a cranberry chutney recipe that used sugar, oil and other flavors I didn't care for, so I made...


Pear Compote

"I'm always looking for new ways to use fresh pears, and this recipe from my sister was a hit," shares...


Cranberry Raisin Relish

I'm not what you'd call an "expert" cook, but even I can make this! The fruit-filled relish is a colorful-tongue...


Southern Green Beans with Apricots

2 reviews

Green beans and apricots have become a family tradition. Enhanced with balsamic vinegar, this dish will make your taste buds...


Pressure Cooker Winter Fruit Compote

3 reviews

You can make this colorful and easy fruit relish up to a week in advance. It's an outstanding accompaniment to...