3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
dash of salt, optional
2 cans (15 1/4-oz each) sliced peaches, drained
2 cans (15 1/4-oz each) sliced pears, undrained
1 jar (23-oz) chunky applesauce
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
In a 3-quart slow cooker or crockpot, combine the sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, if using. Stir in the drained peaches, pears with juice, applesauce, apricots, and cranberries.
Place lid on cooker and cook for about 2 hours on high until heated through.
To serve, dip up into individual dessert dishes. Decorate each with a sprig of mint if desired.
Yield: 8 to 10 servings