Health

Strawberry-Lemon Spread

Strawberry-Lemon Spread Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 (1-inch) julienne-cut strips of lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or to taste

Preparation


1. Sprinkle strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar in a heatproof bowl; set aside.

2. Place zest in a medium saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Strain and discard water; set zest aside. Bring 1/2 cup water and remaining sugar to a simmer in saucepan. Add zest, and simmer until mixture is syrupy (about 20 minutes).

3. Strain zest and reserve, pouring remaining syrup over strawberries. Coarsely mash berries, and return to saucepan. Simmer, skimming foam and stirring occasionally, until mixture is darker in color and slightly thickened (about 45 minutes). Stir in zest; cool. Add lemon juice to taste. Store in a covered container; refrigerate up to 10 days.


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  • Yield: Makes 14 servings (serving size: 2 tablespoons spread)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 66
Fat per serving: 0.0g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 0.0g
Carbohydrate per serving: 17g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 0.0mg
Calcium per serving: 5mg

Good to Know

Strawberries have more vitamin C per serving than oranges or grapefruit. Serve on hearty, whole-grain toast.