Healthy Homemade Fruit Paste
Looking for a nice and healthy all-natural sweetener for your sweet tooth? Something that’ll satisfy your cravings but without the refined white sugar and/or high-fructose corn syrup? Well, you found it! This Healthy Homemade Fruit Paste is perfectly sweet and it’s 100% fruit. HECK YES!
And did I mention it requires only 3 ingredients?
This is a must-make 🙂
If you’ve ever used Date Paste, this Fruit Paste is similar to that. The only difference really is that this Fruit Paste is made of three dried fruits (dates, blueberries and raisins), rather than just one (dates), because quite frankly, I hate the taste of dates by themselves.
I feel like everyone likes dates but I really can’t stand them. If you like them, feel free to use all dates in this recipe. The recipe should work with any dried fruit too — feel free to try dried apricots, figs, prunes, cranberries, cherries, etc.
Whatever combo you choose, adjust the amount of water depending on how dry or moist your fruits are. My dried dates, blueberries, and raisins were pretty dry so I needed to use a little more water than typical Date Paste recipes. If you use apricots, figs or prunes, which are typically moist, you won’t need to use as much water.
This 3-Ingredient Healthy Homemade Fruit Paste is the perfect replacement for jam or jelly. Plus, it's refined sugar free, fat free, gluten free, and vegan!
- 8¼ oz Pitted Medjool Dates
- 5¼ oz Dried Unsweetened Blueberries (or more dates)
- 2¼ oz Raisins (or more dates)
- 1¼ cups Boiling Water
In a high-speed blender (I used my Vitamix), add the dried fruits and pour the water on top. Cover with the lid and let the mixture sit for 1 hour to soften.
Puree the mixture and use the tamper to mix the the ingredients together. Increase the speed and blend until completely smooth. Scoop the mixture into jars, seal tightly, and refrigerate to store.
Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:
The Fruit Paste will thicken slightly in the fridge. The fruits will continue to absorb the water and after refrigerating overnight, it should look like this:
If your Fruit Paste becomes too thick the next day, you can stir in a tablespoon or two of water, or until it looks like the picture above. If you feel like your Fruit Paste isn’t thick enough, put it back in the blender with a few more dried fruits and blend it up again. This recipe is really flexible. I’m definitely going to make this again using dried apricots for a nice light orange color.
This Healthy Homemade Fruit Paste is delicious used to sweeten recipes (both sweet and savory), and it’s amazing spread on toast instead of jelly.
HINT: It’s crazy delicious with Homemade Peanut Butter too!
With love and good eats,