Mixed Fruit Spread
Enjoy your own home made mixed fruit spread. It’s cheaper, tastier and more satisfying than the shop bought stuff. Plus you can adapt it to your own tastes. Follow the recipe instructions underneath or watch the speedy video below. Don’t forget that if you want to see more of our videos, then click subscribe, like and share (oh and comment). If you have any variations on this mixed fruit spread recipe then do let us know.
This recipe serves about twenty, but then it depends on how generous you are with your servings. This delicious spread made with several fruits is a great alternative to butter, peanut butter or sugary jams. Enjoy it as a topping for lean-friendly pancakes or muffins or in a sandwich with some almond butter. You can find more recipes like this on our blog or check out out YOUTUBE channel (feel free to give us a thumbs up if you like what you see).
Mixed fruit spread ingredients
• 500g cooking apples (such as Bramleys) peeled, cored and diced
• 250g dried apricots
• 250g dried figs
• 500ml apple juice
• ½ teaspoon cinnamon
• ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
• 1½ teaspoons lemon juice, or to taste
- Place the apples, apricots, figs, apple juice, cinnamon and nutmeg into a heavy saucepan. Set the pan over a high heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 30 more minutes or until the mixture has become pulp and no liquid remains on the surface. Stir frequently to prevent the fruit from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.
- Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for 10–15 minutes before adding lemon juice to taste.
- Pour the cooled fruit mixture into a food processor or blender and process on medium speed until it resembles a thick purée.
- Cool completely before serving. The spread can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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