Monday, April 25, 2011

Curried Fruit Bake

It's Monday friends!  Hope your Easter weekend was full of family, worship, food and fun.

For the first time ever my guy colored eggs without any kids.  He did a great job...yes I begged, "It's just not Easter without a few colorful eggs!"   He even got creative and was rewarded with chocolate eggs!

We enjoyed spending time with our youngest children and their two little guys.  Carter gobbled up his chocolate rabbit's ears and had such a delightful time doing it while baby Sam wondered what was up...

Traditionally we serve ham for Easter dinner. Curried Fruit is a perfect accompaniment; colorful, pretty, and unusual. 

All of the ingredients for this side-dish may be in your pantry and fridge; pears, peaches, apricots, pineapple, cherries, butter, curry powder, cornstarch and brown sugar.

Open the cans of fruit and drain the juice well.  Using a 3 quart casserole dish, (mine was 9x13"), layer the fruit beginning with pears.  Cut the fruit in bite-sized pieces.  Layer pears, peaches, apricots, pineapple, and cherries.  I was short on apricots, having only one can on hand.  I cut up about a cup of dried apricots and they worked perfectly well.

Next melt the butter, then add curry powder, cornstarch and brown sugar.  Stir over medium heat until the sauce becomes thick and bubbly. 

Spoon the sauce over the fruit and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour uncovered.

Fruit will caramelize and be light brown around the edges after baking.

Happy 1st Easter Sammy...he is such a darling little guy!

It was easy to serve with lots of love.  I'm so thankful for all that Easter means to me and for a glorious Spring day, spent with loved ones.  I hope yours was memorable too!

Curried Fruit Bake
  • 1 large can pears
  • 1 large can peaches
  • 1 large can apricots
  • 2 cans pineapple chunks
  • 15 maraschino cherries, halves
  •  1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
Drain all of the canned fruit for very well. Cut in large chunks and layer in a casserole dish. Place cherries on top. Combine butter, brown sugar, curry powder, and cornstarch. Pour sauce over fruit and bake at 350 for 1 hour uncovered. 

 Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I must try the curried fruit recipe, it was beautiful alongside the ham! We had a very untraditional Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with our older Grandsons and it was fun! Then after dinner we played a version of Jeporady with family history and 'facts'...really lots of fun! You little redheads are so cute...

  2. My husband was working and my son and I just went out to eat. This fruit looks really good. I know your family must love coming to your house for holidays.

  3. Oh, yes! It is just not right to skip on dyed egg at Easter (I don't even like hard boiled eggs). Your guy did a great job!

    The curried fruit sounds perfect! Yum!

    Precious little ones to share the day with. I always thought I might had named a baby boy Samuel if I had one. Love the name but alas, no baby boys for me. Grandsons, but I didn't have much say in choosing their names :)

  4. I'll have to try this one! Looks good. Our kids were at the on-laws this year so it was quiet here and it snowed for two days! Ugh! ;D

  5. So you serve it right on the ham? That looks really delicious. What I really like is the way it can basically be kept on hold in the pantry. I love it when I can hoard ingredients like that.

  6. Wow Gnee, I have never had this dish before! It looks delicious! Glad you had a nice day with your family!

  7. Thanks for sharing this recipe, and I always enjoy seeing family photos, especially making memories.

  8. No kids here and I colored Easter eggs last year. We were gone or I would have done it again this year. I love to color eggs.

    The kids are such cuties! The fruit looks perfect for the Easter ham.


  9. What adorable gkids! We always color eggs, kids here or not. You just have to!
    Hope you had a glorious Easter!

  10. What precious smiles you captured. They are priceless. ~ Sarah

  11. Your grandsons are adorable. I am printing out this recipe for the next time we have ham! Sounds wonderful, thanks!!! XO, Pinky

  12. You have me drooling!!! Your food looks DIVINE!!

  13. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  14. Can I make this ahead of time? Do I serve it warm?

    1. Yes you can make this ahead of time and yes, do serve it warm!

    Conxita :))))


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