homemade raspberry curd

I’ve made plenty of fruit curds lately, I’m obsessed.  I go through each batch so quickly (just like I do with all jams and jellies) because every flavor I make is healthy and good for you.  They are all free of refined white sugar!

Homemade Raspberry Curd Raspberry Curd recipe

This raspberry curd is sweet and wonderfully tart, perfect for topping toast, oatmeal, yogurt, and it is an amazing addition to a slice of vanilla cake.  You can probably even replace sugar-filled jellies in PB&Js with this healthy recipe!  You will find any (and every) way to use this spread in as many meals as you can, it is that addicting.

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Jul 06

Healthy Lemon Bars

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