This side dish was an excellent addition to our Christmas feast. I put all the contents in the crock-pot the night before, and turned it on to low the next morning. It was piping hot and ready to eat by dinner time.
It is very, very simple! These are the quantities I used; adjust the ratios as your preference and pantry allow.
Hot Fruit Compote
1 quart canned pears, quartered
1 quart canned peaches, quartered
1 quart chunky applesauce
1 pint smooth applesauce
Dash of sugar to taste (I used about 1/4 cup)
Pinch of nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Combine in a crock pot and stir; heat to desired temperature and serve in small bowls.
Suggestions: the next morning, I heated what little bit was leftover and put it on my cream of wheat; try this with oatmeal, ice cream, crusty toast, etc. Very, very delicious!