It's hard to decide what's more impressive about this strawberry jam: That it needs no sugar? Or that it takes less than an hour to make?
What You Need
Original recipe yields 48 servings
3 cups prepared strawberries (buy about 3 pt. fully ripe strawberries)
3/4 cup water
1 box SURE-JELL For Less or No Sugar Needed Recipes Premium Fruit Pectin
1/2 cup granular no-calorie sweetener or 12 no-calorie sweetener packets
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Let's Make It
Bring boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain jars well before filling.
Stem and crush strawberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. Measure exactly 3 cups prepared fruit into 6- or 8-quart saucepot. Stir in water. Gradually add pectin, stirring until well blended.
Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in granulated sweetener or no-calorie sweetener packets. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
Ladle immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with 2-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)
Prepare as directed, substituting 1 thawed can (12 oz.) frozen white grape juice or apple juice concentrate for the 3/4 cup water. Makes about 4 (1-cup) jars or 64 servings, 1 Tbsp. each. (Nutrition Information Per Serving with White Grape Juice: 20 calories, 5g carbohydrate, 4g sugars. Nutrition Information Per Serving with Apple Juice: 15 calories, 4g carbohydrate, 3g sugars. )
To use inversion instead of boiling water bath method, turn jars upside-down after bands have been screwed tightly. After 5 minutes, turn upright. Avoid improper lid seal by filling jars immediately with hot fruit mixture.
At altitudes above 1,000 feet, increase processing time as indicated: 1,001 to 3,000 feet-increase processing time by 5 minutes; 3,001 to 6,000 feet-increase processing time by 10 minutes; 6,001 to 8,000 feet-increase processing time by 15 minutes; 8,001 to 10,000 feet-increase processing time by 20 minutes.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes about 3 (1-cup) jars or 48 servings, 1 Tbsp. each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.