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Apricot Butter


This sugar, cholesterol and fat-free fruit butter couldn't be any easier to make, and no one will ever guess that this rich tasting spread is made from just two ingredients. It is wonderful as a spread on toasted bread and a great topping for frozen yogurt.

Yield

Makes 16 servings

Ingredients

1 cup dried apricots (5 ounces)
1 cup unsweetened apple juice

Preparation

  1. Combine apricots and juice in small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  2. Pour mixture into blender or food processor; process until smooth. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate in airtight container or jar with tight fitting lid up to 3 months.

Health Note

Apricots are a super source of beta carotene. Research continues to show that antioxidants, such as beta carotene, have a disease-fighting role. Try dried apricots for a wonderful, quick snack to help increase your beta carotene intake.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat <1 g
Calories from Fat 1 %
Calories 28
Protein <1 g
Sodium 1 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 1/2

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