Peach Berry Spread Recipe
Place 3 or 4 clean 236 mL or 250 mL mason jars on a rack in a boiling water canner; cover jars with water and heat to a simmer (180°F/82°C). Set screw bands aside; heat SNAP LID® sealing discs in hot water, not boiling (180°F/82°C). Keep jars and lids hot until ready to use.
Blanch, peel and pit peaches. Crush peaches one layer at a time. Measure crushed peaches, fruit and lemon juices into a large, deep stainless steel saucepan. Crush raspberries or blackberries in same manner, measure 1 cup and add to saucepan. Whisk in BERNARDIN No Sugar Needed Fruit Pectin until dissolved.
Measure SPLENDA® Granulated and set aside.
Stirring constantly, bring fruit mixture to a boil over high heat.
Add SPLENDA® Granulated and return mixture to a boil.
Stirring frequently, boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Skim foam.
Quickly ladle spread into a hot jar to within 1/4 inch (0.5 cm) of top of jar (headspace). Using nonmetallic utensil, remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if required by adding more spread. Wipe jar rim removing any food residue. Centre hot sealing disc on clean jar rim. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip tight. Return filled jar to rack in canner. Repeat for remaining spread.
When canner is filled, ensure that all jars are covered by at least 1 inch water. Cover canner and bring water to a full rolling boil before starting to count processing time. At altitudes up to 1000 ft (305 m), process –boil filled jars – 10 minutes.
When processing time is complete, remove canner lid; wait 5 minutes, then remove jars without tilting. Cool upright on a protected work surface; leave undisturbed for 24 hours; DO NOT RETIGHTEN screw bands. After cooling check jar seals. Sealed discs curve downward. Remove screw bands; wipe and dry bands and jars. Store screw bands separately or replace loosely on jars, as desired. Label and store jars in a cool, dark place. For best quality, use home canned foods within 1 year.
- 3 cups (750 mL) pitted; peeled; and crushed peaches
- 1 cup (250 mL) raspberries or blackberries
- 1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened apple; white grape or cranberry juice
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
- 1 pkg (49 g) BERNARDIN No Sugar Needed Fruit Pectin
- 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener- Granulated