These Smucker's Sugar-Free Apricot Preserves are an ingredient I've used a few times in the last couple of months, and I love the way they add just the right amount of apricot flavor to a sauce or glaze without adding a lot of extra sugar. They're certainly worthy of being selected as one of my Kalyn's Kitchen Picks just for that reason alone, but there's another reason I'm choosing them as a pick right before Christmas.
Thumbprint cookies! When I thought about it, I realized that using these preserves (or one of the other Smucker's flavors) in thumbprint cookies would be a perfect use for this product. I haven't made thumbprint cookies myself (yet!) but see below for some recipes where I think these preserves would be great.
Recipe Ideas from Kalyn Using Smucker's Sugar-Free Apricot Preserves:
Apricot-Glazed Carrots with Ginger and Curry
Pan-Fried and Roasted Pork Chops with Apricot-Dijon Sauce
Stir-Fry with Pork and Veggies
Thumbprint Cookie Recipes Where You Could Use Smucker's Sugar-Free Apricot Preserves:
(Recipes from other blogs may not be South Beach Diet friendly; check ingredients.)
Gluten-Free Brown Sugar Thumbprint Cookies from Gluten Free Goddess
Honey-Sweetened Thumbprint Cookies from 101 Cookbooks
Jammin' Sugar Cookie Thumbprints from Two Peas and Their Pod
I purchased this product myself and Smuckers has no idea that I'm writing about their product. (Everything featured on Kalyn's Kitchen Picks is a product I've tried myself and loved. Nearly all of these are products I've first tried when I purchased it myself; some are things I've used for many years. If I ever feature a product I first tried as a sample, I will always disclose that information, and you can be sure I won't be writing about anything unless it's something I would have happily purchased myself.)
See the list of other Kalyn's Kitchen Picks if you'd like to see what other products I've liked well enough to feature them on the blog.