USES FOR FOOD PRESERVES
No matter what variety of fruit preserve you choose–orange marmalade, strawberry, apricot, mixed berry, peach, raspberry-cranberry, or even boysenberry–the low-sugar varieties can be a healthy cook’s BFF in the kitchen, with just about 8 calories and 1 gram of sugar per teaspoon. Here’s how to liven up a variety of meals, far beyond toasted bread.
1. Salad Dressings and Vinaigrette: Combine in a blender: 1/2 cup preserves (any variety), 1/4 cup fresh chives or shallots, 2 to 3 tablespoons cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice, and 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil; puree until blended; add water or vegetable broth to reach desired consistency; season to taste with salt and pepper. Continue reading