Quick Tip: 3 Ways to Use “Juice” from Canned Fruit

by Jenn @ Frugal Upstate on January 27, 2010

One of the hallmarks of a frugal mind is our extreme distaste for throwing out anything that might be useful.

Yes-I realize that down that road lies madness and an appearance on “Clean House” :)

But a brief pause before reaching for the trash can can be a good thing when you are trying to be a responsible steward of both your finances and your environment!

Canned fruit

Photo by Rennette Stowe

So here is a quick and easy one for you. If you use canned fruit don’t just pour that “juice” (or syrup as it is labeled on the can) down the drain.

Although that stuff started out as a mere mixture of sugar and water-the canning process has leached some of that fruity goodness into the mix.

Here are 3 easy ways to use up that juice.

#1-Mix it with a little seltzer or soda for a frugal drink.

#2-Use it instead of water to make Jello (do not do this with pineapple juice-it will cause the jello not to set)

#3-Use in place of the liquid in muffins or pancakes.

What other ideas do you have for using up the “juice” from canned fruit?

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