As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Slow Cooker Tuesday ~ Week 9 {Spiced Fruit Compote}

Yes, Slow Cooker Tuesday appears on a Wednesday this week. (Explanation ~here~.)

Many years ago, I made a dish like this once or twice from a recipe that I had clipped from our local paper, but I misplaced it. Of course, I was able to find many similar recipes via google search, and so I took the elements I liked from several sources, and made my own version of a hot spiced fruit compote. 

It was better than I remembered, and now I am thinking of all the ways I could serve this! Tonight we enjoyed it as a side dish, accompanying rotisserie chicken and a green salad. But I could also see this compote as a dessert, maybe with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. I am also imagining it atop waffles, although I'd probably add a bit more cornstarch to the recipe so it would have a thicker consistency. Actually, I think it would be a great addition to many breakfast or brunch menus.

I believe I'll have the opportunity to try out some of my ideas, because my family loved it and would like to have it again! 

29-0unce can sliced peaches, drained
20-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained
15-ounce can apricot halves, drained

15-ounce can sliced pears, drained
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained
1/2 cup brown sugar   

1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 tablespoons butter
  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker; stir gently.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, or on HIGH for 2 to 3. 

Do you enjoy looking for new ways to serve a dish that you make? 

Looking for a recipe from another week?
Week 2: Mexican Chicken
Week 3: Beef Ragu
Week 5: Cashew Chicken
Week 7: Crock Pot Chili


  1. I love warm fruit! Warm homemade chunky applesauce over a hot buttered biscuit is the stuff of dreams! Warm fruit compote on a cold morning... ahhh!

  2. Like Joanne I love warm fruit this recipe has all my favorite fruits, I like the versatility of it. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day, Kati remains in my prayers.

  3. This dish does not sound like "my cup of tea" but I might be surprised. It does remind me that there is so much more I could be doing with my slow cooker!

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