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Friday, November 16, 2012

All-Natural Simple Blends Fruit Spread from Smucker's

We love fruit spread in our home.

At all times, we have several jars of Smucker's jam on the go in our refrigerator.     Being a family of jam connoisseurs,  we were excited to try Smucker's Simple Blends fruit spreads. Smucker's Simple Blends are delicious fruit spreads, which are made without any preservatives and with all natural ingredients.

Smucker's is the leading brand in jams, jellies and marmalades in Canada,  offering quality and delicious products

 Smucker's Simple Blends are available in three distinctly delicious flavours -
  • Summer Fruit fruit spread - a blend of strawberry,  red cherry and raspberry
  • Wildberry fruit spread - a blend of raspberry, cranberry, wild blueberry and boysenberry
  • Fieldberry fruit spread - a blend of strawberry and boysenberry 
Being a family of fruit spread connoisseurs, there are a few things that are important to me when choosing a spread for my family.  Of course, the number one ingredient must be fruit.  I also look to see what the spread is sweetened with.  Smucker's Simple Blends is sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice and white grape juice concentrate, sounds great, right?

We often start our day with toast and fruit spread.  Yet, with these exciting flavours, I was keen to use fruit spreads in other ways.   Smucker's has many great recipe ideas using Smucker's fruit spreads, and I decided to give a couple of them a try.
With the holidays right around the corner, I thought Muesli Parfait would be a simple, yet  impressive dessert idea with a little holiday flare.  {Find this recipe and others at www.smuckers.ca.}

Festive Muesli Parfait

1/2 cup Smucker's Simple Blends - (I used Summer Fruit for the bright red pop of colour)
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup oats (I used a granola mixture, which I had on hand)
1 tbsp ground flax
2 tbsp evaporated milk
1/2 apple, peeled and grated
2 tbsp orange juice
3 tbsp sliced almonds

Muesli: Combine 2 tbsp of fruit spread and 1/4 cup of yogurt with remaining ingredients
Parfait:  Layer muesli with remaining fruit spread and yogurt in 2 parfait dishes, and repeat

Simple Blends fruit spread has nice big pieces of fruit and the taste is great.  I love these fruit combinations - they add a little zing to my breakfast routine.  The spread doesn't leave an aftertaste, and really, it is just plain yummy.   I love the convenience of the fruit spread in making the parfait, and will use it in other recipes, which call for a fruit spread.

All the flavours are tasty, but I think Wildberry is my personal favourite. 

Smucker's Simple Blends is an all natural, delicious spread, which I can feel good about serving to my family.

Disclaimer:  This post was written by the blog author on behalf of Smucker's.  All opinions expressed are those of the blog author. 


Shayna said...

I love Smuckers and buy their no sugar added jams. I love them on toast, in thumbprint cookies and I use them in my favorite salad dressing recipe too :)

Brandi Yee said...

I have always loved Smuckers...it's great on toast! And I've used it for cookies too :)

Sny Med said...

We've always enjoyed Smuckers jam! You recipe looks very tasty and would be worth trying out!


Bonnie Way said...

I'll have to watch for these. I grew up on homemade jam (with no sugar addded because my brother couldn't eat sugar) so the amount of sugar in most store-bought jam makes me shudder. :) Thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

I'm thrilled to learn that Smuckers is thinking about our families and creating super healthy options for us! I'll look for these in-store!

Elizabeth FrugalMomEh said...

Oh I never thought of putting Jam in a Parfait.. yum!

Journeys of The Zoo said...

we're a Smuckers family and just received a picnic basket filled with goodies (including glass wine glasses).

That Festive Muesli Parfait looks amazing and I have some yogurt that I need to use up!

Besos, Sarah
Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo
journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I had no idea they even had those varieties! They sound fantastic though!