Combine pineapple, pears, peaches,
cherries, apricots, orange juice, brown
sugar and vanilla in slow cooker. Cover
and cook on HIGH for 31/2 hours or LOW
for 51/2 hours.
Uncover and remove 2 tbsp of the 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 vanilla ice
cream, if desired.