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Stewed Apricots, Plums and Cherries

Sweet, ripe fruit is simmered in water, brown sugar, and cinnamon to bring out its rich, lush flavors. The stewed fruit is perfect on its own as a snack or served with ice cream as an extra indulgent treat.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Desserts, Sides
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 apricots, pitted and halved
  • 4 plums, pitted, and quartered
  • 1 pint Bing cherries, stems removed and pitted
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add sugar, then boil for another 5 minutes. Add plums, apricots, cherries, orange juice, lemon juice and cinnamon stick and boil for an additional 5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature and serve.