Orange-Sauced Slow Cooker Hot Fruit

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 96)

The recipe for this orange-sauced slow cooker hot fruit caught my eye as I was skimming through Slow & Easy: Fast-Fix Recipes for Your Electric Slow Cooker the other day.

It seemed different, but in a good way.

When I think of fruit salad I think chilled, which isn’t always appealing in the middle of winter.

That’s where this orange-sauced slow cooker hot fruit salad comes in.

Slow Cooker Hot Fruit

Orange-Sauced Slow Cooker Hot Fruit Salad

Made with canned fruit tossed in a simple sauce made of orange juice concentrate, brown sugar and cornstarch, it’s a nice way to start the day…

If you’re not opposed to canned fruit.

Which I’m not. (I love cottage cheese with canned peaches.)

I adapted the recipe only slightly, making a half batch and using fewer pears than called for.

We enjoyed this slow cooker hot fruit for breakfast, both agreeing that it was different but good.

I think it would be nice as a topping for waffles, pancakes, or the crock pot baked oatmeal I made a few days ago. And would work for dessert topping ice cream, frozen yogurt, pound cake or angel food cake too.

Enjoy!

Orange-Sauced Slow Cooker Hot Fruit
 
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Orange-sauced slow cooker hot fruit makes a delicious accompaniment for breakfast pancakes, waffles, french toast or dessert topping for ice cream, pound or angel food cake.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, well drained
  • 2 cans (14 to 15 ounces each) yellow cling sliced peaches in juice, well drained
  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) pear halves, in juice, well drained and chopped
  • 6 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur, optional
Instructions
  1. I used my 2-Quart slow cooker.
  2. Dump all the drained fruit into your slow cooker.
  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the orange juice concentrate, cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water until well blended.
  4. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
  5. Whisk until blended. Continue to microwave for 30 to 60 seconds longer, until the sauce is smooth and thickened.
  6. Whisk in the brown sugar until well combined.
  7. Add the orange sauce to the fruit in the slow cooker and toss gently to coat.
  8. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours, or until the sauce is thickened and is bubbling gently around the edges.
  9. If the mixture doesn't seem thick enough, uncover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes more. (Mine was plenty thick and didn't need this.)
  10. Remove the cover and stir in the orange liqueur if using.
  11. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
  12. Serve hot, warm, at room temperature or even chilled.
Martha's Notes
Nutrition Estimates Per Serving (1/2 cup): 125 calories, 0.4 g fat, 30.9 g carbs, 3.3 g fiber, 1.6 g protein and *3 Weight Watchers Points Plus

Source: Adapted from Slow & Easy: Fast-Fix Recipes for Your Electric Slow Cooker

If you liked this slow cooker hot fruit you might also like:

Crock Pot Dried Fruit Compote
Weight Watchers Cereal with Spiced Fruit Ambrosia
Citrus Pomegranate Fruit Salad
Orange Fruit Soup

*PointsPlus® for slow cooker hot fruit calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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