Warm Fruit Compote

If you are looking for a super easy, yet very tasty dish for your holiday table, this is it! Better yet, it can serve as a side dish for breakfast, brunch or dinner OR it would be tasty on top of pound cake or ice cream for dessert. The idea of warm fruit never really appealed to me, but a few years ago I stumbled across this recipe in an old cookbook (that I can’t find now!) and brought it to a Christmas brunch. It got so many rave reviews that I finally tasted it and realized it was yummy! I recently made it for a family get together and took a couple of pics so I could share it.

You can’t get much easier than this.
I’ve also made it with frozen fruit (just let it thaw, then drain).
Okay, so it’s not the most photogenic dish…but it really is good!

Warm Fruit Compote

1 can Pineapple Chunks
1 can Pineapple Tidbits
1 can Peach Slices
1 can Fruit Cocktail
1 can Mandarin Oranges
1 can Cherry Pie Filling
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
1/4-1/2 tsp allspice
  • Drain the fruit (except for pie filling) and add fruit to 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Stir to combine.
  • Pour Cherry Pie filling over fruit and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar over pie filling.
  • Sprinkle spices over sugar.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and gently stir. Careful, it’s HOT!
NOTES: You can really use any combination of fruit you like (pears work well). I used fruit that was canned in juice (except for the peaches and oranges, they had a light syrup), but I don’t know if it matters since you are draining the juice anyway. I used the 15-20oz cans (not the small ones and not the real large ones! I didn’t check the ounces on each can, sorry.) You could add raisins or nuts if desired. This reheats well and is also good over pancakes or waffles! This could also be made ahead of time and kept warm in a crock pot or reheated in the microwave. I’m sure the whole thing could be done in the crock pot, but I’ve never tried.

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