As promised yesterday, here is our brand new recipe! But first, let me tell you how we game up with this idea.
When I discovered that Smuckers makes a fruit spread that is naturally sweetened with honey, I knew I had to try it! It has a nice richness to it with a definite honey flavor. It is perfectly sweet, but not too sweet.
You know how when you eat out or go to a party, by the time you finish eating the appetizers, you are too stuffed to eat the meal? A few years ago, this happened to us during the holidays. So in our family, we decided to have an annual Hors d’oeuvres party. Everybody is invited to bring an Hors d’oeuvres or appetizer and that’s what we eat for our entire meal! There’s always a big variety and it’s oh so good!
At one of our Hors d’oeuvres parties, my daughter brought an appetizer with a raspberry chipotle sauce. It was incredible. Since then, I have been on a quest to recreate that unusual sweet and spicy sauce.
I have done some experimenting and have created a sauce with that interesting combination of flavors using Smucker’s Triple Berry Fruit & Honey Spread. For a little bit of a kick, I add Chipotle sauce. If you’re not familiar with Chipotle sauce, (which, by the way, is pronounced chi-POHT-lay) it’s a sauce made from smoked jalapeno peppers. It’s a bit spicy, so if you’re timid about that sort of thing, you can always reduce the amount that goes into the recipe. (It can be found in the Mexican food aisle.)
My favorite way to use this Triple Berry Chipotle Sauce is to spoon it over a block of softened cream cheese and spread it on crackers. (To me, crackers are just an edible utensil to transfer the cream cheese and this sweet & spicy sauce from the serving platter to my mouth!) I could actually eat this with a spoon!
It has no added sugar in this recipe, the sweetness of the honey in the spread is just right.
Smucker’s Triple Berry Fruit & Honey Chipotle Sauce
1 jar Smucker’s Fruit & Honey – Triple Berry Fruit Spread
½ pint fresh or frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons Chipotle sauce (not Tabasco)
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Dash teaspoon salt
Saute garlic in oil over medium low heat until softened. Stir the Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Mash the berries with the spoon.
Turn the heat to low and allow to simmer for approximately 10 minutes stirring occasionally. The sauce will reduce and thicken. Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until serving time.
Spoon over softened cream cheese and serve with crackers as an appetizer or snack.
This sauce can also be thinned down with a bit of water and used a glaze on pork tenderloin or roasts (just brush it on the last 5 minutes of roasting) and also, be sure to serve the sauce on the side!
Try it as a spread on a Turkey and Provolone Panini sandwich.
What do you think you would you use this sauce for?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company®. The opinions and text are all mine.