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Healthy Fruit Paste

This fruit paste makes for a great alternative to sugar. For a different flavor note, try adding a pinch of spice such as cinnamon, or sea salt and a bit of fresh lemon juice. Based on an original recipe kindly sent in by Jack McNulty.

Time 2 Hours
Skill Level Intermediate

Ingredients List

Serves 1
  • 100 g dried fruit of choice
  • 250 ml water
  • 1 tsps cinnamon (optional)


  1. Prepare the dried fruit by adding them to a glass jar or container (make sure to pit dates if you are using them).
  2. Add the water and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  3. Once reconstituted, blend the dried fruit, water and any seasoning in a blender until smooth.
  4. Refrigerate or freeze the paste until ready to use.

Fruit pastes will keep for over a week in the refrigerator. Alternatively, they can be frozen for several months. It will not freeze solid, which makes it great for scooping out just what you need.