Slow-Cooker Winter Fruit Compote

On a wintry evening what's more cozy than compote, like this one with dried cranberries and apricots, apples, and easy canned pie filling.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 10 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1
(2-inch) cinnamon stick
2
small apples, peeled, sliced
1/3
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2
cup golden raisins
1/2
cup halved dried apricots
1
(8-oz.) can pineapple tidbits in unsweetened juice, undrained
1/4
cup sugar
3/4
cup orange juice
1
(21-oz.) can peach pie filling

  • 1 Place cinnamon stick in 1 1/2 to 2 1/2-quart slow cooker. Layer with apples, cranberries, raisins, apricots and pineapple with liquid. Sprinkle with sugar. Pour orange juice over top.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low setting for 5 to 6 hours.
  • 3 Just before serving, gently stir mixture. Remove and discard cinnamon stick. Gently stir in pie filling, cutting peach slices into smaller pieces as necessary. Serve in small dessert dishes or if desired, serve warm over pound cake or ice cream.

Expert Tips

Compote is fresh or dried fruit that has been slowly cooked with sugar, and sometimes liquor and spices. Slow-cooking preserves the fruits' shape, texture and flavor. In Europe compote is served chilled or at room temperature for dessert.

Prepared pie filling helps thicken this slow-cooked recipe. Fruit-pie filling is added shortly before serving to retain its pretty color and texture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
35g
35%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.