Did you know how easy it is to make your own fruit spread at home using fresh fruit? Many of you grow fruits in your garden, or your local market has a great selection of fresh fruit. Now you can prepare fresh fruit spread without any additives or preservatives. Try this out with raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc. Store bought spreads contain so much sugar, but at home you can use less sugar and let the natural fruit flavor stand out.

BeriesYou will need:

1 quart of fresh fruit
2 cups sugar

Carefully wash the fruit, remove any stems or discolored berries. Place in a large saucepan with one cup of sugar. Cook over low heat for about 30 minutes. Be sure to stir the pot every 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Now re-heat the pot over low heat and add one cup of sugar. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool. Pour into glass jars. Keep refrigerated. Also note that these spreads will not keep as long as store bought since they do not contain any preservatives.

Enjoy !