strawberry jam (no added sugar)
serves Makes 7 half pint jars (with about 1/2 jar extra for the fridge)
prep time 3 Hr
cook time 20 Min
Ingredients For strawberry jam (no added sugar)
6 ccrushed fresh strawberries (about 3 qts. whole berries)
1 1/2 cwater
2 boxsure-jell fruit pectin for lower sugar (pink box)
1 cgranulated splenda sugar substitute
How To Make strawberry jam (no added sugar)
1EQUIPMENT NEEDED: 1 colander dry measure cup 1 medium-large mixing bowl 1 large non-stick dutch oven (about 6-8 qts.) for cooking jam 1 small bowl for sugar substitute 1 boiling water canner pot with jar rack 1 large deep stockpot for sterilizing jars 1 small pan for sterilizing lids 1 medium garbage bowl for berry caps 1 long spoon for stirring jam lids, jars & rings (7 half pints) 1 jar lifter 1 magnetic lid lifter or tongs 1 wide mouth jar funnel 1 soup ladle for filling jars 2 clean, dry dish towels 1 clean, damp dishcloth for wiping rims of jars 2 potholders
2Wash and sterilize jars and lids; leave in simmering water until needed (do the lids about 10 minutes before you're ready to can.)
3Wash and cap berries. Into a large bowl, cut berries into quarters ( to speed mashing.)
4Use a potato masher to crush berries, one cup at a time (six cups total). Use a dry measure cup, and keep track of how many cups of crushed berries you add directly into the pot (off heat) in which you'll cook the jam.
5When the 6 cups of crushed berries are in the pot, stir in the 1 1/2 cups of water and 2 packages of pectin until well combined.
6Over high heat, stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a rolling boil that can't be stirred down; boil and stir for exactly one minute (may reduce heat slightly to prevent boil-over.)
7Remove from heat, skim foam, then stir in the sugar substitute until thoroughly combined. (Note: I found that it tended to be a little clumpy and took a minute to work out the lumps against the side of the pan.)
8Ladle hot mixture into sterilized jars, wipe rims, top with lid and screw rings onto jars until just finger-tight.
9Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
10Remove from canner, place on towel in an area away from drafts. Allow to rest for 24 hrs.
11After 24 hrs, test lid for seal by pressing. If the lid flexes, the seal is faulty and the jar needs to be refrigerated. Store properly sealed jars in cool, dark place.
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Categories & Tags for STRAWBERRY JAM (NO ADDED SUGAR):
- #For Kids
- Low Fat
- Dairy Free
- Low Sodium
- Wheat Free
- Soy Free
- Low Carb
- Jams & Jellies
- #Fresh Berries
- #farmer's market
- #fresh from the garden
- #lower sugar pectin
- #gifts from a jar
- #sugar substitute