Necessity being the mother of invention, when I was ready to serve blueberry walnut pancakes to our guests yesterday, I suddenly realized we were out of maple syrup. Having no time to run to the store, I grabbed a bag of frozen strawberries and microwaved them. I put them in the blender with fresh strawberries and several tablespoons of strawberry fruit spread and hoped for the best. The guests and my family were delighted with the results! I guess you could say that the jam got me out of a jam…..
Ingredients: (Makes about 1 1/2 cups)
3 Tb strawberry fruit spread sweetened with white grape juice (I used the Whole Foods 365 brand). You can substitute 2 tsp maple syrup.
Microwaved frozen strawberries until warm. Pour into blender jar with strawberry jam and blend until pureed.