Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup compote and 1/2 cup low-fat ice cream)

This simple compote of pears, apples, and cranberries smells wonderful while it bakes. The applesauce adds body to the syrup.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Spoon applesauce onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a bowl using a rubber spatula.

Step 3

Combine cranberries, wine, cider, sugar, and rind in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in applesauce.

Step 4

Combine the apple and pears in an 11- x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour the cranberry mixture over the apple mixture. Cover and bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until fruit is tender, basting occasionally with liquid from dish. Remove rind. Serve compote with ice cream.

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