Slow Cooker Stewed Fruit With Pears and Apricots

Stewed fruit

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
328 Calories
1g Fat
87g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 328
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 31%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 67g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 900mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Stewed fruits make for a delicious dessert, but you can also sneak them into a breakfast or decadent brunch menu. While most stewed fruit recipes call for hours of watchful cooking, this recipe uses your slow cooker so you can go about your day while your fruit cooks.

We love the sweetened mixture of prunes, dried apricots, and pears with and a hint vanilla and fresh lemon juice. Add a cinnamon stick or two if you like.


  • 16 ounces prunes, pitted

  • 8 ounces dried apricots

  • 8 ounces dried pears

  • 3 cups water

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 vanilla bean, or 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all of the fruits together in your slow cooker along with the water, sugar, vanilla, lemon zest, and ​lemon juice. Stir to blend.

  2. Cover and cook on low until the fruit is tender, about 6 to 8 hours.

  3. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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