All Seasons Baked Fruit

We begin each breakfast with a fruit course and this is absolutely, positively one of the most popular!
It is entitled “All Seasons Baked Fruit” since we made additions/subtractions depending on the season and it then becomes “Spring Baked Fruit”, “Fall Baked Fruit” etc.
Please bear with me since this is one of those recipes with no specific ingredients; no specific time to bake; no exact temperature to bake but DOES have a secret ingredient that we just stumbled upon!

Apples   Peeled, cored and chopped.  We tend to use Granny Smith but any firm apple (or combination) will work just fine
Plums   Pitted and sliced
Dried Figs   Chopped (these add a nice touch)
Pears  Can be fresh, dried, cooked or raw.  We do peel, core and chop
Apricots  Because the season is so short, we tend to use dried apricots
Cranberries   Again, we use the dried version
Secret Ingredient!   One can of apple pie filling

Place all ingredients (judging the amount you will need) in a crock pot. If you have apple juice or apple cider, you may want to add a little just for flavor.  Cook on low for about eight hours stirring occasionally.
We tend to cook this in the crock pot the day before serving and refrigerate.  We then transfer to a baking dish and cover with foil the morning of serving and warm completely through.
The can of applie pie filling came about by accident when guests asked to bring additional folks for breakfast.  In a panic, we checked the cupboard to see what we could add to “stretch” (and yes, applesauce is always a possibility).
We serve with vanilla yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon or brown sugar.
There may well be no left overs but if there are, it makes a lovely topping on French Toast, waffles or pancakes.
The William Henry Miller Inn
Lynnette Scofield Bed and Breakfast Foodie

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