Raspberry Jam


For the Fruity Bars

1Bramley Apple
2tspTruvia Granulated Sweetener
150gUnsalted Butter
150gDried Dates (Stoned)
3tbspOrange or Apple Juice
30gMixed Nuts 
150gDried Mixed Fruits
150gPorridge Oats
1.5tspSesame Seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (fan 170°C, gas mark 5). Grease and line a shallow 17.5cm-square tin with baking paper.
  2. Peel, core and slice the apple and toss with the Truvia®. Place in a medium pan with 2 tsp water.
  3. Cover the pan and put it on the hob over a medium heat. Simmer for 4 minutes, stir and cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until the apple is beginning to become fluffy (you could also do this in the microwave). Leave to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Put the dates and juice in a food processor and whizz until smooth. Add the stewed apple and whiz for a further 5 seconds.
  5. Melt the butter in a large pan over a low heat. Add the date purée and all of the other ingredients except the sesame seeds.
  6. Stir well, then press into the tin, sprinkle with the sesame seeds and press with the back of a spoon.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until just golden.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes. Cut into slices in the tin. Cool completely before turning out and cutting into slices.

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