No-sugar fresh strawberry spread

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15 min


2 -3/4 cups (675 mL)

* PLUS Standing Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups crushed strawberries , about 2 pints
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 7 packets low-calorie sweetener
  • 1 box Certo Light fruit pectin crystals


  • Place crushed strawberries in a large bowl. Stir lemon juice, low-calorie sweetener and Certo into fruit. Let stand for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour into clean jars or plastic containers. Cover with tight lids. Spread will keep well for months in the freezer or for 1 week in the refrigerator. Use as you would jam. It’s also wonderful stirred into yogurt.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 8,
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2 g,
  • Fat
  • 0 g,

What better way to capture the fresh sweetness of fruit than in this spread. Great on toast and tortillas.

Crushing Berries

To give character and texture to your spread, use a potato masher to crush berries or finely chop berries. A food processor will quickly turn berries into a smooth purée and the extra juice that comes from berries can prevent the spread from setting.