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!
Low Sugar, Flavorful Fruity Taste
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 (More Fruit Spread Recipes).
1. Tasty homemade bread
Make Breakfast Fun With Fruit Spread
2. Bake in your muffins
3. Add to your hot chocolate
Easily flavor up your hot cocoa with this Raspberry Hot Chocolate 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
Flavorful Fruit Spread Salad Dressing Recipes
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
15. Flavor up your mimosa
Brunch just got a bit tastier with this Simple Fruit Mimosa Bar
Fruity, Low Sugar Fruit Spread Cocktails
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
Fruit Spread Slow Cooker Goodness
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
Fruit Spread is Perfect for Baking
27. Add to your 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
30. Create homemade ravioli
Butternut Squash and Seville Orange Ravioli is sure to impress, just ask your guests
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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