Category: Fruit

Special Stuffed Fresh Strawberries

Special Stuffed Fresh Strawberries

Special Stuffed Fresh Strawberries If your looking for a delicious snack, with minimal effort to prepare and requires only three ingredients then Special Stuffed Fresh Strawberries are the sweet little treats your looking for. Made with fresh strawberries, spreadable strawberry-flavored cream cheese and marshmallow fluff, 

Pear Cranberry Hand Pies

Pear Cranberry Hand Pies

Pear Cranberry Hand Pies Pear Cranberry hand pies are truly delicious. The buttery crust is the bomb, the pear cranberry filling is one of my absolute favorites and the powdered sugar glaze is literally the icing on the cake, or should I say, the hand 

Spiced Pears

Spiced Pears

Spiced Pears

This recipe can be made with any canned fruit; peaches, plums, apricots, or pineapple. Spiced fruit can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or as a snack. Need a quick dessert…warm spiced fruit is delicious served over ice cream, pound cake or served with a dollop of whipped cream, creme fraiche or Greek yogurt. After a heavy meal, spiced fruit may be just what your looking for to serve as a dessert.

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What is Spiced Fruit?

What exactly is spiced fruit? It sounds like something my grandma ate, like stewed prunes or something Aggie would have eaten, like dates or figs. Spiced fruit is simply fruit, canned or fresh but usually canned, that has been simmered in a mixture of butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The mixture is then served as a side dish or light dessert, with or without whipped cream or creme fraiche.

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Canned or Fresh

When I make spiced fruit of any kind, I prefer to use canned fruit. The reason being is that canned fruit only needs to be heated through. It doesn’t require a long simmering time, which makes it a fast and easy to prepare. Plus there is no prep work necessary, except to open a can. I like to serve spiced fruit as a side dish because it is fast and easy to make and it’s a great way to turn canned fruit into something different and tasty. A side note here…the older I’ve gotten the more I have become just like Aggie…and my Grandma Rose…I like dates, figs and yes, even prunes:)