Stir water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Add apricots, prunes and pears and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and simmer slowly for 30 minutes.
Uncover and continue simmering slowly until thickened, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely before serving. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Make Ahead Tip: Store, covered, in a plastic or glass container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
2 1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate