With Sharon Peterson Are you interested in no sugar jam? I am! However…. My husband and boys like the sugar so I have only experimented with low sugar varieties. My sister in law Trish makes no sugar jams all the time… so I asked for her tips. This is what she shared. My questions are […]
Jam or Jelly Recipes
Jam or jelly, marmalade, and fruit butter and spreads: This is where you learn how to can the sweet stuff!
Sweet spreads made with fruit are acid foods and can be safely water bath canned.
Most jam or jelly recipes make a small batch, and you may be tempted to double your recipe. However, it's difficult to make double batches. If you want to make more at a time, have two batches going at the same time in separate pots. This way you keep the ingredients to 1 batch each pot but can make more at a time.
Both batches may be processed together, just not cooked together.
Need to use a sugar substitute? Check out Canning with Splenda here.
Jam or Jelly Recipes
Chokecherry Jell (coming soon)
Crabapple Jelly (coming soon)
How to Make Apricot Butter (coming soon)
With Sharon Peterson For sugarless canning one option is to substitute honey for sugar. A natural sweetener, honey is healthy and safe…. unlike an artificial sweetener. I’d encourage any of you to try using honey if you are cutting down on your processed sugar intake. Healthy Sugar Substitutes Here are some things to remember when […]
This plum jam recipe was taken directly from my package of pectin. I used a package of Sure-Jell less sugar pectin. This is not a NO sugar recipe… but it is lower sugar. For a Chinese sauce (NOT jam) made from plums, check out this plum sauce recipe for canning. This page includes: Low sugar […]
A bit of orange and nutmeg in this pear butter recipe makes it delicious. I love making fruit butter in my crockpot. I cook it overnight and wake up to a sweet-smelling kitchen in the morning. One warning if you use a crockpot overnight. Be sure your crock doesn’t cook high enough to scorch the […]
Stone Fruit Jam With Sharon Peterson Stone Fruit Jam…. Otherwise known as Peach Nectarine Plum Jam. I was gifted a couple bags of fruit the other day. About 6 peaches, 6 nectarines and a bag of plums. We already had apples, bananas, pineapples, tomatoes and a very full fridge. The fruit was getting overripe so […]
It is true! My youngest took a taste and proclaimed the honey good. Dandelion Jelly was a fun project to try out. I was a little leery as to how it would taste so I only made one batch the first time. I didn’t want to use all that sugar and find we really didn’t […]