Summer Fruit Compote

Keep your kitchen cool by using your slow cooker for this fruity summer dessert recipe. Pineapple, pears, peaches, cherries, and apricots make it a colorful treat.

Summer Fruit Compote
Yield: makes 6 cups Prep 15 mins Cook 5 hrs 45 mins (low) or 3.75 hours (high)


  • 3 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 2 medium pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups frozen sliced peaches
  • 1 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots, quartered
  • 2/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • vanilla ice cream (optional)

Make It

1. Combine pineapple, pears, peaches, cherries, apricots, orange juice, brown sugar and vanilla in a slow cooker insert. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-1/2 hours or LOW for 5-1/2 hours.

2. Uncover and remove 2 tablespoons liquid. In a small bowl, stir together liquid and cornstarch. Stir cornstarch mixture back into slow cooker; cook 15 minutes more or until thickened. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 139, Fat, total (g): 2, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): , carb. (g): 29, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.