Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

A light spiced fruit bake featuring fresh pears, apples, cranberries, and pineapple. Topped with your choice of walnuts or pecans. A lighter dessert dish.

6 servings
30 minutes
60 minutes


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  • 2 cups apples, sliced
  • 2 cups pears, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (save the juice)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus extra for topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey.
  • For the topping:
  • 1/3 cup chopped raw walnuts or pecans
  • 2 teaspoons melted butter, to coat walnuts or pecans
  • Pinch of cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the apples, pears, cranberries, and pineapple. Add lemon juice, toss again, and set aside.
  3. In a glass bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup or honey. Mix in a few tablespoons of reserved pineapple juice.
  4. Add sugar and butter mixture to fruit and coat evenly.
  5. Pour fruit evenly into a 13-by 9- inch baking dish.
  6. Toss nuts in 2 teaspoons melted butter and a pinch of cinnamon. Sprinkle the nuts over the top of the dish and bake for 1 hour.