Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Fabulous way to serve fruit that tastes almost like dessert. It is wonderful served with ham or pork - or even over vanilla ice cream! You can substitute other fruit to your taste but the cherries and bananas should always be used.
- 1 (8 ounce) can apricot halves
- 1 (16 ounce) cansliced peaches
- 1 (16 ounce) cansliced pears
- 1 1⁄2 cups sliced bananas
- 1 (17 ounce) jarof dark pitted cherries
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 1⁄4 cup brandy or 1⁄4 cup sherry wine
- Drain all fruits and placed them in a 2 qt.
- buttered baking dish.
- Combine cornstarch, curry powder, cinnamon, and sugar in small bowl.
- Sprinkle the sugar mixture over fruit.
- Combine melted butter and brandy and pour over fruit.
- Gently toss to coat all the fruit.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
I couldn't find apricot halves so I substituted pineapple. It was fabulous! I made it with a pork roast - which is great. And I'm planning on making it with baked ham in the future. I think next time though - to make it a little more savory I will add a little more curry powder and a little less cinnamon. Thanks for a great one Candy!
This is wonderful. I agree with the reviewer who suggested less sugar, but that's strictly a personal preference, not a criticism! I didn't have brandy, so used bourbon, and it was delicious. I think rum might be nice, too? I served this at a bridal brunch, and had several requests for the recipe. I emailed them this link, so you get credit, Candy! Thanks for a true winner!
Oh wow! I didn't know that canned fruit could taste so good. This will be my new winter go-to recipe when I am in need of a fruit fix. It was very sweet - DH and I ended up saving it for dessert instead of eating it as a side. I would probably decrease the brown sugar if I intended to serve it as an actual side dish (not that it tastes bad as is). Also, I only used a 1/3 cup butter, and will probably decrease it to 1/4 cup next time, and maybe add some more brandy and/or fruit juice so that it doesn't dry out.