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Shaynefully Delicious fruit compote

RICHMOND, Va – Shayne Rogers demonstrated a sweet summer fruit compote. She put it over pound cake for a perfect dessert.

8 c fruit, chopped into bite size pieces if necessary
(use fresh or frozen, I used pineapple, mango, strawberries, black berries, blue berries, and cherries)
¾ c dried fruit
(I used apricots, raisins, prunes)
Pinch salt
1 T sugar
½ lemonade concentrate
1 t vanilla extract
Fresh lime juice
¼ c amaretto (optional)
Sliced almonds for garnish
Pound cake or ice cream for serving
 
Add the fresh fruit, dried fruit, salt, sugar, and lemonade concentrate to a 3 qt sauté pan over medium heat.  Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.  Or you can pile everything into a crock pot and cook on low for 3-3.5 hours.  Either way, finish with vanilla extract, lime juice and amaretto, if you like. Sprinkle the almonds over each serving.  Can be served alone, over pound cake or ice cream.  Enjoy!