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.
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.
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.