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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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