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Reduced-Sugar Fruit Spread: Refrigerated Grape Spread1

United States Department of Agriculture, Extension Service2

Refrigerated Grape Spread (Made with Gelatin)
2 tbsp unflavored gelatin powder
1 bottle (24 oz) unsweetened grape juice
2 tbsp bottled lemon juice
2 tbsp liquid low-calorie sweetener
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Grape spread sandwhich.



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Yield: 3 half-pints

Procedure: In a saucepan, soften the gelatin in the grape and lemon juices. Bring to a full rolling boil to dissolve gelatin. Boil 1 minute and remove from heat. Stir in sweetener. Fill jars quickly, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Adjust lids. Do not process or freeze. Caution: Store in refrigerator and use within 4 weeks.



This document is FCS8333, one of a series of the Family, Youth and Community Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date February 1993. Revised August 2005. Reviewed January 2014. Visit the EDIS website at


Reviewed for use in Florida by Amy Simonne, professor, Food Safety and Quality, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville FL 32611.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.