We’re not talking about making preserves here, just a quick spread to refrigerate
and use within a week. Stir it into vanilla yogurt—it’s better than fruit on the bottom.
Put berries in a small saucepan. Add sugar (or sweetener) and lemon juice. Cook on
high just until the mixture starts to boil. Turn heat to medium and stir frequently,
mashing berries with a spatula, to keep from burning or sticking to the bottom of
After about 15 minutes, most of the liquid should be cooked off. When you reach your
desired consistency, let it cool and pour into a container to refrigerate.
Makes about 1 cup
Each tablespoon serving contains about 18 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g cholesterol, 0 g
sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, less than 1 g dietary fiber, 4 g sugars, and 0 g protein.