Thursday, September 20, 2012

Strawberry-Pineapple Filling

Strawberry-Pineapple Filling by Custom TasteThe Sweet Tooth. You may have heard of it (of course you have), you might have a small one but a friend might have a large one. Instead of turning to the high in artificial sweeteners or over-processed sugar products, turn to your local grocery store produce aisle. This filling has a enough natural sweetness to make anyones sweet tooth happy without being over loaded in sugar. A certain husband we know was more than pleased when he got a taste.

1 tsp lime zest
1 juice of one small lime (2 tbsp)
3 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp un-flavoured gelatin
1/3 cup pineapple juice*
2/3 cup pineapple chunks*
1/2 cup chopped strawberries

Cutting board
Sharp knife
Small pot
Small mixing bowl
Measuring cup, tbsp, tsp

Time 45 minutes
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Yield 1 1/4  cup filling

Strawberry-Pineapple Filling by Custom TasteTime to get cooking!!!
Rinse strawberries throughly
Chop off stems then rough chop the strawberries
Roughly mash pineapple chunks in a bowl
Pour strawberries, brown sugar, pineapple juice and gelatin into bowl
Strawberry-Pineapple Filling by Custom TasteMix softly until brown sugar has dissolved
Transfer mixture into the pot and turn stove onto medium-high heat
Bring to boil
Once boiling, turn down to medium
Add lime juice and lime zest
Let simmer for 15 minutes occasionally stirring
Strawberry-Pineapple Filling by Custom TasteMash roughly
Turn on heat on low and let reduce down until it slowly drips from fork (volume should equal 1 1/4 cups)
Take off heat and use as needed.

1 tbsp serving size
Serve as a drizzle, glaze or as a filling in cookies, doughnuts and all other sweet filled goodies

Storing and reheating
Store in refrigerator for 3-5 days (if you have any left)
Do not store in the freezer as the citrus and strawberry will not fare well

Nutritional Facts
Per Serving
Calories 16
Fat 0g
Carbs 4g
Protein 0g
Compared to a popular brand
Calories 35
Fat  0g
Carbs 9g
Protein 0g
Nutritional Difference
Calories -19g
Fat 0g
Carbs -5g
Protein 0g

Recipe Cost (10 oz): $1.02
Cost per serving (.5 oz): $0.05
Compared to a popular brand
Product cost on average (15.5 oz): $4.09
Product cost per serving (.5 oz): $0.17
You Save on average: per serving $0.12

*We used canned pineapple with no added syrup. Make sure to check the ingredients label before purchasing
-The filling can be a little runny if not reduced down enough. If this does occur, and you want it less runny,  put into mixture in a bowl lined with a paper towel for 30 second to absorb extra moisture.
-This filling can have a very tart taste to some. To make sweeter add 2 tbsp granulated sugar after reduction.



  1. Hi there. Food on Friday: Pineapple is open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

  2. Thanks for linking this super pineapple post in to Food on Friday. I am now signed up to follow you. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or are you already following? Cheers


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