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Chez Gordy
Fruit Jam

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Fresh fruit jam is one of the best ways to add sweetness without using sugar. I use it to replace syrup and cannot imagine using syrup again. This is a fresh fruit jam or spread, you decide.


Chez Gordy Note: use whatever ingredients that you prefer, I recommend using any combination of fresh fruits and / or vegetables that you want.

  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 2 small or medium ripe bananas
  • 2 medium pears
  • 4 small carrots
  • 2 teaspoons Xylitol (optional depends on you taste buds)


Chez Gordy Note: Do not worry about cutting anything to a certain size, the grapes and berries can stay whole, we are going to put everything in a blender. You decide if you want to peel the pears and carrots, I prefer using them without peeling.

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  • Remove stems from grapes and berries
  • Peel and slice bananas
  • Wash carrots and pears (I recommend scrubbing them with a brush under cold water; be sure to cut the pears in half and remove the core)

When using a counter-top blender

Put all items in the blender and blend on the highest setting.

When using a hand blender

Put all items in a large bowl or jar and use the hand blender to combine them.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: varies (depending on usage)

Serving Suggestions:

My Fruit Jam goes perfectly with: Diabetes-Beater Whole Wheat Pancakes and/or Diabetes Beater – Whole Grain Waffles

Chez Gordy ‘Fresh Fruit Jam’ Tip:

You can use this as a sugar replacement. My goal is to inspire all, chiefly those with diabetes, to stop using sugar.

Helpful information

The Nutritional Value of Carrots

I hope you enjoy and benefit from using fresh fruit jam. Your comments and suggestions are welcome, please feel free to share your pure fruit and/or vegetable mixture.

By Chez Gordy

Chez Gordy combines his decades of cooking experience—started cooking in 1959—and successes in battling various health conditions with practical recipes to help make healthy eating choices.

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