Save The Syrup From Canned Fruit For Smoothies And Desserts

Almost everyone's pantry has a few cans of fruit in them, and they're often packed in light or heavy syrup. The stuff is essentially fruit-flavored syrup, which means it's useful for a number of things once you've fished out the fruit.

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Ever a source of entertainment, Yahoo Answers has a great list of uses for the syrup in a can of fruit once the fruit is gone or used. One of the suggestions that really stands out is to use the syrup in your fruit smoothies, even if you're not using the canned fruit in the smoothie. Most fruit smoothies need a little sweetener in them anyway. If you're concerned with just pouring thick fruity syrup into your smoothie, you can dilute it with water to thin it out a bit.

They also suggest a number of other uses, like thickening and pouring the syrup over a cake for dessert. Some of the other tips run between useful and disturbing, but what do you do with the leftover syrup or juice from a can of fruit? Does it go down the drain, or do you have a better idea to share? Share your clever uses in the comments.

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Comments

    yeah, I think it would be pretty wasteful to just tip it out.

    Pro-tip: "natural juice" is probably pear juice (even if it's peaches) and something to be aware of if you're allergic/intollerant to pears.

    Pear intolerance? May contain traces of pear?

    I think that tinned fruit liquid is mainly sugar and water.

      I always thought that no one is allergic to pears. ???

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