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)
244 Calories
0g Fat
64g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 244
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 2g
Calcium 50mg 4%
*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 vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh 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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