How to thicken fruit juices

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Mick's Wife

How to thicken fruit juices

Can anyone help please? I recently made and served a chocolate tart to my dinner guests, with a side dish of cherries with kirsch - it was a kind of "deconstructed" black forest gateau. I drained the bottled cherries, thickened the juice slightly using arrowroot which made it lovely and glossy then stirred in the cherries. Althought the flavour of the cherries was delicious, especially with the chocolate tart, the consistency / texture of the "sauce" was quite disgusting and rather "snotty" for want of a better word. Does anyone know of a way of thickening fruit juice without it becoming like egg whites in consistency? Thanking you in advance.

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How to thicken fruit juices

Other than making a syrup (which would be too sweet), I'm not sure there is a thickener other than arrowroot which will keep the clear glossy appearance. You could try using less and having a slightly thinner but less snotty sauce.

Cornflour will give a nicer texture, but the sauce will be cloudy.

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Wendy

Thickening juices

I might be showing my ignorance here but would a few drops of pectin syrup (Certo) or something like that help? I know it helps to thicken & set jam. Maybe a small quantity will thicken sauce without it setting. I've never used it so can't tell you the proportions. I've always used arrowroot in the past and know exactly what you mean about 'snotty'.

Wendy

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AnnaPanna

Certo

Thanks for that leaving that suggestion Wendy. I was just Googling to find a way of thicken an already sweet enough fruit juice but also want to avoid arrowroot. Will try your Certo suggestion and if it works, I'll post here.

 
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