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Spiced Fruit Butter

No recipe image available.This recipe is sugar free, has 48% less calories and no fat. So go ahead and enjoy it on bread, cottage cheese or crackers. It can be frozen up to 3 months or refrigerated up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 pounds apples, pears or peaches
3/4 cup apples juice, pear nectar or peach nectar
1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup Equal® Spoonful*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Peel and core or pit fruit; slice. Combine prepared fruit, fruit juice and spices in large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 15 minutes or until fruit is very tender. Cool slightly.
  2. Purée in batches in blender, food processor or with a food mill. Return to saucepan. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat until desired consistency, stirring frequently. (This will take 10 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.)
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in Equal®. Transfer to freezer containers or jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space.
  4. Store up to 2 weeks in refrigerator or up to 3 months in freezer.

Makes 24 servings.

*May substitute 16 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): calories 16, protein 0 g, carbohydrate 4 g, fat 0 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 0 mg.

Food Exchanges: free food.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.