Thursday, August 11, 2011

Raspberry Peach Freezer Spread (Reduced Sugar)

My husband refuses to eat jam after he saw how much sugar it contained.
This recipe (although still very sweet), uses half the amount of sugar vs. fruit.  It is VERY easy to make, and very delicious.  It can be made with any variety of smashed fruit, but I particularly love this combination.
This recipe uses Ultra Gel (a modified food starch) instead of Pectin.  It can be purchased in most stores where canning supplies are located (and it has a LOT more uses than pectin).

Raspberry Peach Freezer Spread
Recipe from Ultra Gel

2 c. finely chopped fresh peaches
2 c. crushed raspberries
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 c. sugar (or sweetener equivalent)
1/2 c. Ultra Gel

Combine crushed fruit, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl.
Gradually add in the Ultra Gel, stirring constantly.
Let stand for five minutes to thicken.
Stir again until smooth.
Package in jars or freezer containers.
Keep frozen for up to six months.
Yields: 5 cups

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