Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sherried Fruit Recipe from the Hotel Retreat

Here's the recipe that I served at the hotel retreat last Sun. morning. It is meant to be served over pancakes or waffles, but you could just serve it in a pretty bowl, which is the way most of the ladies ate it........just by itself. Enjoy!

1 20 oz. can pineapple chunks ( juice pack)
3 medium firm ripe plums ( this would be best, but could not find any, fresh Or canned, so used canned peaches, which I think left something to be desired)
Pit the plums and cut into thick wedges
2 medium cooking apples, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 medium pears, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces ( I used red and green pears and they were gorgeous
1/2 c. dried apricots, halved
1/3 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c butter, melted
1/4 c. sherry
2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca, crushed
1/4 t. salt

In a 3 1/2 or 4 qt. slow cooker, combine undrained pineapple, the plums, apples, pears, and apricots. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, melted butter, sherry, tapioca, and salt. Pour brown sugar mixture over the fruit; stir to combine.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or on high-heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. Makes 12 to 14 servings.

Now, because I was serving this at 8:30 a.m. and did not want to be doing this at 3 or 4 in the morning, I fudged a bit and it worked. Sue and I cut the apples and pears late the night before and soaked them a bit in a "fruit fresh" mixture, and then bagged and refrigerated them. They stayed nice and fresh looking. I got up at 6:30 and quick mixed everything else up, dumped it into a Nesco roaster ( I made this times 5, for 60 people) and turned it to high. It was well done and the ladies seemed to like it. So, it Was possible to serve early morning, without being up all night.

I have the nutritional info if anyone needs it. And, the recipe came from the internet, on the Better Homes and Gardens site. Hope some of you enjoy it!

Will do the other recipe for the breakfast casserole soon. Gotta find it first! :)

Had a busy day at the shop and going home now to collapse and watch a movie with Ed. Have a blessed day tomorrow. Linda

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