PCRM Recipe of the Week

RECIPE OF THE WEEK | Pineapple Apricot Sauce

This sauce is an easy alternative to premade jams or frostings. It is thickened with agar, a sea vegetable thickener that has a slightly sweet flavor and contains no sugar or fat.


1 cup apple juice concentrate
1 1/2 teaspoons agar powder
1 cup water
1 cup chopped apricots, fresh, frozen, or canned
1 8-ounce can juice-packed crushed pineapple
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


Combine apple juice concentrate, agar, and water in a saucepan. Let stand 5 minutes. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook 3 minutes.

Add apricots, pineapple with its juice, and ginger. Stir to mix. Remove from heat and chill thoroughly, 3 to 4 hours.

Per serving (1 tablespoon): 14 calories; 0 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 2.5% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 0.1 g protein; 3.5 g carbohydrates; 3 g sugar; 0.1 g fiber; 2 mg sodium; 2 mg calcium; 0.1 mg iron; 0.9 mg vitamin C; 41 mcg beta carotene; 0 mg vitamin E

Source: Healthy Eating for Life and to Prevent and Treat Cancer by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

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