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Smoky Roasted Cherry Jam

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Smoky Roasted Cherry Jam

Since this isn’t a sweet jam, it goes well with savory foods like roasted chicken, grilled pork or you could even try it on a cheese sandwich.

Makes 1½ cups

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups pitted fresh cherries or thawed and drained frozen whole cherries
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450ºF.

Combine cherries, orange juice, thyme, paprika and salt in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Roast for about 35 to 45 minutes, stirring 3 or 4 times, until the cherries start to break down and the liquid has thickened. Store in container refrigerated for one week.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving – 1 Tablespoon Calories: 19
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 24mg
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Protein 0g

 

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Sweet & Sour Onion Jam

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Sweet & Sour Onion Jam

This is a delicious topping for grilled meats and also perks up sandwich fillings. More like a delicious homemade relish.

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large sweet onions, such as Vidalia, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 ½ tablespoons Splenda
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar, plus more to taste
  • Pinch of salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onions and sweetener. Cover and cook for 10 to 20 minutes stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and most of their liquid has evaporated. Uncover and cook, stirring, until onions turn deep golden, 10 to 20 minutes more. Add little water if the onions start to scorch.

Add garlic and rosemary; cook for a minute, stirring, until fragrant. Add ¼ cup vinegar and cook for about 3 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated. Season with salt, pepper and more vinegar, if desired.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving – 2 Tablespoon Calories: 81
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 13mg
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Protein 0g

 

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Fast & Fresh Strawberry Jam

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Fast & Fresh Strawberry Jam

Yummy! Yet one more way for us to enjoy strawberries! This Fast & Fresh Strawberry Jam is just the ticket!

Makes 5 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 pints ripe strawberries, hulled
  • 2 cups sugar substitute e.g. Splenda
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 1¾ ounce package powdered pectin

Directions:

Crush berries in a large bowl with a potato masher. Stir in sugar substitue, e.g. Splenda and lemon juice. Let stand for about 10 minutes until very juicy.

Combine water and pectin in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring, for 1 minute. Very gradually stir into strawberry mixture. Stir for 3 minutes, dissolving any lumps.

Spoon jam into five 8-ounce sterilized jelly jars, leaving ½ inch of headspace. Wipe rims clean, place lids on jars and screw bands on firmly. Let jam stand until set, then refrigerate.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving – 1 Tablespoon Calories: 16
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat og
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Protein 0g

 

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Fresh Fruit Jam

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Fresh Fruit Jam

The beauty of this Fresh Fruit Jam recipe is that you can adapt it to whatever your favorite fruits are. Since it uses 12 cups, there is a lot of variety that can be incorporated. What can be better than a jar of home-made fresh fruit jam as a gift for any occasion, especially if it’s sugar free? Certainly if you buy fruit in bulk and it starts to over ripen, this would be a great use for it instead of throwing it away. Easy to make, only 12 calories per serving and you are on your way to eating healthy!

Makes 6-8 cups

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups prepared fresh fruit, peeled if desired
  • ½ to 1cup Splenda granulated or 3/4th cup of honey or maple syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 1.75-ounce packet “no sugar needed” pectin

Directions:

Combine fruit, Splenda and water in a Dutch oven. Bring to a vigorous boil and crush fruit with a potato masher until desired consistency. Add pectin in a steady stream, stirring constantly. Stir until the pectin is dissolved. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly and continue boiling for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

Ladle the jam into clean canning jars to within ½ inch of the rim. Wipe rims clean. Cover with lids. Let the jars stand at room temperature for about 24 hours until set before refrigerating or freezing.

Fruits that can be used for this jam are strawberries, cherries, peaches, plums nectarines, apples and pears. Remove pits, stems, make pieces and measure the fruit.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving (if using Strawberries) – 1 Tablespoon Calories: 12
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat og
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrates 3g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Protein 0g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peach Freezer Jam

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If you crave something sweet on your whole wheat toast and prefer a more home-made jam/jelly, this Peach Freezer Jam is a good one for when peaches are in season in the summer time. Six jars can go a long way at only 1 tablespoon per serving. So just think about it, less than 1 hour to prepare, and we have delicious home made peach jam for a year! Wholesome and good for you if you crave a touch of sweet in the morning, and, are on a mission to reduce calories.

Makes six 8-ounce jars

Ingredients:

  • 5 to 6 ripe peaches, pitted and quartered
  • 1 3/4cups unsweetened white grape or apple juice
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1.75-ounce package “no sugar needed” fruit pectin
  • Sugar to taste, optional

Directions:

Chop peaches in a food processor and measure out 3 cups.

Place white grape or apple juice, lemon zest and lemon juice in a large saucepan. Gradually stir in pectin until it is completely dissolved. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a full rolling boil (a boil that cannot be “stirred down”), stirring frequently. Boil hard for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

Immediately stir in the chopped peaches. Stir vigorously for 1 minute. If using sugar, now is the time to stir it in.

Divide the jam among six 8-ounce canning jars, leaving at least ½ inch of space between the top of the jam and the top of the jar as the jam expands as it freezes. Cover with lids and let the jam stand at room temperature for about 24 hours until set. Store jars in refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving – 1 Tablespoon Calories: 13
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat og
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrates 3g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Protein 0g