30 Creative Ways to use Fruit Spreads!

Think Outside the Jar with These 30 Creative ways to use Fruit Spreads!


A common question we get asked “Why is Crofter’s called a ‘fruit spread’ and not a jam, jelly, or preserve?”. It’s a good reason, hear us out!

Did you know that Crofter’s Organic Fruit Spreads have 33% less sugar than jam, jelly, or preserves? To be labeled a jam, jelly, or preserve per FDA standards, products must contain an end sugar content of roughly 65%! No, we’re serious and agree that’s A LOT more sugar than you need! Crofter’s Organic has More Fruit, and Less Sugar which is why it’s called a ‘fruit spread’. Crofter’s is proud to be called a ‘fruit spread’ and offer people a healthier option with only 7g of sugar per serving without sacrificing on taste or adding in artificial sweeteners. Now that’s a win we can all get behind!

Since all Crofter’s products are organic and a low-sugar option, the shelf life of the product is naturally shorter (remember, sugar helps to preserve products! Hence the name “preserves”). Since we do not use chemical preservatives, we recommend that our spreads are used within 20 days of opening for optimal freshness and flavor. You may be thinking, “how am I going to use this jar of Crofter’s fruit spread before it spoils? I don’t eat that much toast”. Don’t worry, we got your back!  

Did you know that fruit spread can be a great addition to your culinary arsenal in the kitchen and is actually a huge time saver?! It adds the perfect amount of flavor without tons of added sugar. Sauces, dips, marinades, and even savory dishes, the options are truly endless! Think outside the jar with these 30 creative ways to use fruit spread.

1. Make homemade bread

Make a delicious savory homemade bread with this Concord Grape Focaccia Bread Recipe or make a sweet bread like this  Strawberry Banana Bread.

2. Bake in your muffins

No fresh fruit in the house to make muffins? No problem just use low sugar fruit spreads instead Wild Blueberry & Pumpkin Muffins or Berry Harvest Muffins

3. Add to your hot chocolate

Easily flavor up your hot cocoa with this Raspberry Hot Chocolate recipe

4. Not your average toast

This is not your typical jam + toast recipe and you’ll be thanking us for it, give it a try: Sweet Potato Toast 3-Ways

5. Mix into your oatmeal

Turn your oatmeal from drab to fab with this fabulous Superfruit Porridge recipe

6. Add to your favorite smoothie

If you’re feeling really adventurous turn your smoothies into a bowl, Mango Smoothie Bowl

7. Make some frozen yogurt

We already know you can top off your plain yogurt with a scoop of fruit spread to make a low sugar treat, but did you know that you can shake it up with this delicious desert, Wild Blueberry Dark Chocolate Almond Frozen Yogurt

8. Bake some brie

Finess-up your cheese board with this Morello Cherry Baked Brie, you won’t be sorry you did

9. Spice-up taco Tuesday

What would Taco Tuesday be without salsa? Choose from this Mango Salsa or Apricot Jalapeno Salsa to spice-up your flavor profile.

10. Use it to make a snack on-the-go

Simply combine all ingredients for this Four Fruit PB&J Energy Bites recipe then roll into bite-size balls for a quick on-the-go snack

11. Add to your quinoa

Shake-up the world’s most popular health food by adding fruit spread in this Superfruit Breakfast Quinoa

12. Make the perfect salad dressing

The touch of sweetness will help balance your vinaigrette like you never knew it could! One of these flavors is sure to float your boat, give them a try: Strawberry Vinaigrette Arugula Salad, Raspberry Vinaigrette & Field Greens Salad,  Wild Blueberry Vinaigrette Spinach Salad

13. Use as a glaze or marinade

Add mouthwatering, juicy flavor to your meat by trying this Raspberry Chicken Marinade or Blueberry Glaze BBQ Chicken

14. Make a dessert pizza

Who said pizza could only be for dinner, we beg to differ… Try this Blackberry Mascarpone Dessert Pizza

15. Flavor up your mimosa

Brunch just got a bit tastier with this Simple Fruit Mimosa Bar

16. Shake it into cocktails

It doesn’t stop with champagne, use fruit spread as an alternative to sugary syrups to perfectly sweeten up cocktails. We always say if you’re going to get a hangover it should be from the alcohol NOT the sugar content in the drink. Cheers! My Little Rum Away or Black Currant Mojito

17. Make chicken wings

There is something magical that happens with this combo. If you’re a chicken wing fan, this is a MUST try: Spicy Seville Orange Chicken Wings

18. Sweeten up your lemonade

This is not your traditional lemonade, Blueberry Mint or Strawberry Mint Lemonade

19. Make stuffed french toast

This PB&J Whiskey French Toast recipe is sure to put a little pep in your step and spruce up your morning routine

20. Use it in the slow cooker

Throw all the ingredients for this Homemade Apricot Pulled Pork Sandwiches recipe in the slow cooker, let it cook while at work, and you’ll walk into your house smelling amazing—dinner is ready

21. Add to caramel apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, maybe that’s not the case with this delicious Seedless Blackberry Caramel Apple

22. Make pancakes

These fluffy Gluten-Free Apricot Banana Blender Pancakes will have you saying “oh, what a stack!”

23. Transform ice cream

Fold in a scoop of your favorite flavor fruit spread into vanilla ice-cream or try this Strawberry Vegan Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

24. Bake scones

Reward yourself with these buttery layers of goodness, Blackberry & Lime Scones

25. Sweeten up your tea

This Apricot Lemon & Honey Sweet Tea is a thirst quencher

26. Make homemade fruit roll-ups

Let creativity flow during culinary playtime with these homemade Raspberry & Superfruit Fruit-Roll-Ups. Go ahead, play with your food

27. Add to your crisp

Buttery crisp oatmeal topping paired with Crofter’s Organic Fruit Spread, you’ve got to be KIDDING me with these delicious recipes: Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp or Four Fruit Apple Crisp

28. Bake cookies

This Strawberry Maple Oat Cookies recipe is far from your Grandma’s traditional oatmeal cookie in the best way possible

29. Make jelly-filled donuts

Homemade Superfruit Donuts literally jam-packed with Crofter’s Superfruit Just Fruit Spread and dusted with a light coating of icing sugar, YUM

30. Create homemade 

Butternut Squash and Seville Orange Ravioli is sure to impress, just ask your guests


See, there are ENDLESS ways to use fruit spread. By adding fruit spread to your culinary arsenal, it will make your life a little easier while flavoring up dishes without a sugar overload! Now that’s something we can get behind.

Check out Crofter’s Cookbooks dedicated to cooking with Fruit Spread.

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