Spiced Fruit Butter
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.
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*
- 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.
- 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.)
- Remove from heat. Stir in Equal®. Transfer to freezer containers or jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space.
- 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®.