Spiced Fruit Butter


Classifications: Dips, Dressings,Sauces &

Qty Measure Ingredient


3 pounds apples, pears or peaches

3/4 cup apples juice, pear nectar or peach nectar

1 to 2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

16 packets Equal or 5 tsp. Equal Measure

Instructions: Peel and core or pit fruit; slice. In a Dutch oven, combine prepared fruit, fruit juice and spices. Bring to boiling; cover and simmer 15 minutes or till fruit is very tender. Cool slightly. Puree, part at a time, in a blender or food processor or with a food mill. Return to Dutch oven. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat till 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 headspace. Store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Makes about 3 cups (48 one-tablespoon servings).



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One serving (one tablespoon) equals free food; also, 16 calories, 0 sodium, 0 cholesterol, 4 gm carbohydrate, 0 protein, 0 fat.

Serves: 1

Food Exchanges: