When fruit is in abundance, make this fruit concentrate. I used guavas as I had a box of them to use up and did not want any to go to waste.
I have the most organized desk you can possibly imagine. Everything has its place and there are trays and folders for each and every piece of paper. So, when I cannot find something I get into a mild state. Today I lost our card to use at the garage to get air miles when we put petrol into the company vehicle. I eventually found it in the top drawer of my desk. I must have swept it into there while tidying up something else. But what I cannot find are my notes on how I made the fruit concentrate. I am typing this recipe from memory and hopefully I will find the scrap piece of paper I used to confirm that what I think I did, I actually did. And that is really a lesson learnt, I should stop writing recipes on pieces of paper. But this tends to happen as I am so far behind in my writing. As I sit here, I have 6 recipe books on my desk and 2 notebooks, and several pieces of paper with my handwriting on them. I used guavas in my fruit concentrate as I was gifted a box from Teresa, and I did not want them to go to waste. Make use of any fruit you have to hand and keep some in the freezer to use at a later stage.
- 1 l fruit juice
- Sugar or fructose to taste
- Place the fruit juice into a sauce pan that has graduated markings
- Place onto the stove on a medium temperature
- Allow to reduce by half
- Add sugar or fructose to taste if necessary
- Reduce by half again
- Adjust the sweetness
- Set aside to cool before storing in the fridge or freezer
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What I blogged August 31:
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- four years ago – Herbed Danish Feta Pasta
- five years ago – Mushroom Risotto
29 thoughts on “Fruit Concentrate”
Delicious! My recipes are always scribbled on paper if it makes you feel any better. 😉
Thanks for that Teresa xxx
You sound so amazingly organized. 🙂 I am working on getting organized. My desk used to be like yours, but at the moment it’s utterly snowed under with paperwork and all sorts of stuff. 🙂
Mine has grown some more paper babies this past week!
You really sound like an organized person, Tandy. And this fruit concentrate recipe seems perfect. And looks so delicious. Thanks for this wonderful share.
It is my pleasure Anu 🙂
Well I am jealous of your organized desk…but I am also always losing recipe instructions. Sigh. This sounds very tasty, though!
I think I should send you one of my notebooks 😉
I think making your own fruit concentrate is an excellent idea! And one that I have not considered before =) Now about your desk ~ good for you! Oh my, you would faint if you saw mine, it is quite in terrible condition. I find I clean it once a month, purge everything, can find nothing and by next month it is quite in a state of disaster once again. Oh well =)
Laura, I have once put aside an in tray because it got too full! And it is still where I moved it, 5 years on 🙂
I love how simple and versatile this is! I love fruit concentrate in oatmeal!
I will try some in my oatmeal Lucie 🙂
Tandy, what a great idea! I love freezing things in their season to enjoy throughout the year, so why not juice?
Hope you make great use of this Jean 🙂
I love the idea of freezing this to use later. Thanks for posting this Tandy. I really want to try juice concentrates.
Kia of / KTS
It is so easy so I hope you do try 🙂
Oh wow!! What a fun recipe!! Great way to jazz up other recipes! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure Cailee 🙂
I have pieces of paper wherever I happen to be with the computer. I keep then in order on the desk in the den or by the desk top or by my recliner in the sun room. Now I have them here with me in the hospital.
In a neat order …just in different places.
This dessert looks wonderful.
Tandy, have a good rest of the week.
Neatness helps a lot Sarah 🙂
This is such a clever idea Tandy! Adds so much flavour to a dessert! 😀 Is that some used in the NY cheesecake?
Yes, I used some in the cheesecake 🙂
What a great idea!
It was all I could think of doing with the abundance 🙂
I just love recipes of things we would normally buy, this is so wonderful! And wow on picking guava. Very hard to find here but I did recently, I have to find again!
I love guavas and our season is nearly over sadly 🙂
Fun recipe! It’s always fine if you write recipes on paper ’cause memory fails too but great job on this one, I’m sure it’s as good as that you had written. 😀 – Regine
Thank you so much for the visit Regine 🙂