Monday, July 16

help me find this recipe!!

Summer is upon us and for the past several years I have enjoyed making homemade shelf stable preserves for us to give away or use throughout the year. This year I am trying to find a recipe that does NOT call for any sugar or artificial sweetners. I would love to hear if anyone has a tried & true recipe that is either very low in sugar or has no sugar added. Again, I'm not really looking for a freezer jam recipe, but something that would be shelf stable.

Thank you!

4 comments:

Rachel said...

I know that it can be done b/c I have purchased different ones but I don't know how they do it. I did a quick Google search as I was curious but I didn't come up with anything. I hope that someone can help you out.

Rachel and Jacob said...

Ooo never made jam.. tell me how it goes!!!

what fruit?? peaches? blueberries?? just wondering...

Carrie said...

I've seen a brand of low sugar/no sugar pectin, but have never tried it. I'm don't know if the no-sugar version of their recipe is supposed to have some kind of artificial sweetener substituted for the sugar, though. The recent directions I got online for jam-making said that for the low sugar recipe, you use about 4 cups of sugar as opposed to 7 cups (and I'm guessing you want a recipe with quite a lot less sugar even than that). Let us know how it goes and if you find a great recipe, I might like to give it a try! We just opened our first jar of homemade strawberry jam (full sugar version :)) and boy is it good!! SO much better than store bought!

WILD GHESE said...

what about honey? does that qualify? i just made a little bit of jam yesterday, and used a little sugar, just a couple shakes, not cups worth. In Germany, your taste buds adjust to stuff that is less sweet, even the toothpaste. Anywho...the jam was tart, but still good. I would stick to really sweet things like ripe peaches, or pears (can you make pear jam?), that way you can cut way back on the sugar without sending your taste buds into outer space.