Fruit Nectars

30
Servings
20m
Prep Time
20m
Cook Time
40m
Ready In

Recipe: #38622

May 05, 2022

Categories: Beverages



"Preserve a bountiful crop of tree fruits by making nectars to keep on hand in the refrigerator or freezer. When you want a quick, refreshing summer drink, simply blend the nectar with water or soda water. For a special cocktail, mix nectar with rum or gin and soda water. From 1985 - Canadian Living Summertime Cookbook"

Original recipe yields 30 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (39.7 g)
  • Calories 17.3
  • Total Fat - 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 0.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 3.8 g
  • Protein - 0.2 g
  • Calcium - 2.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Pit apricots or plums; cut into quarters (if using peaches, peel and pit). In blender or food processor, purée fruit in batches. Transfer purée to stainless steel or enamelled saucepan; blend in water and lemon juice.

Step 2

Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Skim off foam; stir in sugar. Let cool. Taste and adjust sweetness, if necessary.

Step 3

Transfer to storage container, cover and refrigerate for up to 8 weeks or freeze in ice cube trays. Makes about 3 cups (750 mL).

Step 4

To Make Fruit Nectar Drink: In glass, combine about 2 tbsp (25 mL)

Step 5

Of the nectar and 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, soda water or white wine.

Step 6

To Use Fruit Nectar as Sauce: Spoon nectar as is over fruits, crepes and ice cream.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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