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Fruit dessert to arrive without container (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

compote

'fruit dessert' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'arrive without container' is the wordplay.
'arrive' becomes 'come' (coming is a kind of arriving).
'without' is an insertion indicator ('without' can be similar in meaning to 'outside').
'container' becomes 'pot' (pot is a kind of container).
'come' going around 'pot' is 'COMPOTE'.

'to' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for compote that I've seen before include "Fruit salad" , "dessert dish" , "Fruit cooked in syrup" , "Come top (anag.)" , "Stewed fruit dish" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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