A simple technique - similar to jam-making but quicker and less sugar - the idea is to have nice chunks of fruit remain and to preserve the flavor of the fruit, in this case strawberries and blueberries.
- 1 pint strawberries cleaned and quartered
- 1 cup blueberries washed
- 2 tablespoons sugar could also use honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, etc
- zest of 1/2 of a medium lemon
- 1 tablespoon juice from the lemon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp maple syrup
Combine all the ingredients in a medium size saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat. This should take about 5 minutes.
Turn down to medium low and let slowly simmer/boil for about 10 more minutes until the fruit is starting to break down but is still whole.
Take off heat and let it cool down a bit before using. It will thicken up a bit as it does.
Calories: 45kcalCarbohydrates: 11gPotassium: 104mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 37.3mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.3mg