Kim Biegacki Recipe

Sugar Free Strawberry Freezer Jam

By Kim Biegacki pistachyoo


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
5 jelly jars
Prep Time:
Cooking Method:
Canning/Preserving

Kim's Story

This is incredibly easy to make with the benefits of being sugar free too. We have quite a few family members including ourselves that have to watch their sugar intakes so this sugar free freezer jam is a great option.

Now, I happen to use only Stevia in our house but Splenda or any other brand can be used as well.
This recipe can be used with other fruits. Peaches have a few added steps if you choose to make jam with them.

Here is a website for the conversions of how many jars you would like to make. In case you want to do less that is.
Freshpreserving.com

I hope that you will enjoy this very easy recipe and the light and fresh tasting Strawberry Freezer Jam.

P.S. - It is important that you follow the measurements exactly or else your jam may not set up properly. It will still taste good but not gel.

Ingredients

4 c
prepared strawberries, cut up and mashed
5 Tbsp
ball brand - realfruit instant pectin
40 pkg
truvia sugar substitute
FOR OTHER SUGARS
1 2/3 c
granulated sugar or if using splenda no calorie sweetener, granulated

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Have at least 2 pints of fresh strawberries. Take them out of packaging and lay them flat. Pick out the bad strawberries and then let them breath till you are ready to use them.
2
Wash off strawberries in cool water and then place on a paper towel covered tray. Hull the strawberries and then slice them into a bowl. Now mash them with a potato masher for a few minutes until desired consistency. (I have read that some people choose to chop them in a food processor, but we like ours a little more chunky).
3
Add your pectin and sugar to a bowl and stir together.
4
Now, measure out your 4 cups of strawberries. I prefer to use a measuring cup that can measure 4 cups as to be more precise. Place them in into the bowl with the pectin and sugar. Stir for 3 minutes.
5
Ladle jam into clean freezer jars and let stand 30 minutes. (If any jam gets on the sides of the jars, clean them off before placing into the freezer.) Now, you can place them into freezer or enjoy a jar of strawberry freezer jam now.

When filling jars, leave about 1/2 inch headspace to allow for food expansion during freezing.
6
-----Info from instant pectin bottle: Do not exceed 6 jars per batch - set may not occur in larger batch sizes.-----

Here is your finished jam. Freeze up to a year or refrigerate now for up to 3 weeks.
7
Pic of the Instant Pectin. (Sure Jell has an Instant Pectin too)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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33 Comments

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Vickie Utendorf vick53
Jun 10, 2014
Thanks for this! I really like this as it is so good and easy. The first batch I used the 1 and 2/3 cups of Splenda. Next batch, just 1 cup. We liked that better.
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Kim Biegacki pistachyoo
Aug 12, 2013
Hi Karen, nope I sure don't. Not sure if there is a program that you can plug in that info or not and find out the values. Nowadays they seem to have a program for everything.
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Karen Anderson Karena60
Aug 12, 2013
Do you have the nutritional values for this recipe? Thanks so much
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Jill Barger JillBarger
Jan 13, 2013
Can this recipe be made with the no sugar Sure Gel? The regular kind, not the instant. The kind that you have to cook for a minute. I'm looking for a recipe that I can make without any sugar but I already bought the sure gel.
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Charlene Willerton charsbars
Jul 19, 2012
Thanks! I use stevia bulk powder. Would I use 20 tsp for this recipe? That would be the equivalent to 1 2/3 c sugar.